Tuesday, May 02, 2006


The peacocks are mating. Or at least, the one fully-feathered adult male is trying really hard. He arches his back and pops up his colorful, enormous tail, fans out the rusty-colored feathers underneath, shakes his pouf of butt fuzz, and scans the area like a radar dish. When he catches sight of the female, he makes a clicking sound and shakes his feathers at her. She ignores him. Occasionally, he'll rush at her, which seems to annoy her even more (wouldn't you be annoyed?)

On the other hand, the mating season has made them less skittish and they like to eat pieces of cookie that people throw to them.


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