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Photo Gallery: Peacocks in South Pas

Pics of peacocks around town. Plus, experts ponder where they came from.

While walking on the weekends, South Pas resident Lisa Pendleton can expect to see the same two creatures every time. 

"When I am walking near in the early evening, I hear two of [the peacocks] up in two of the tallest trees on opposite sides of the street calling to each other," she said. 

From Monterey Hills School to the parking lot of , there's been peacock sightings all over South Pas in recent years. 

Pasadena Humane Society Wildlife Specialist, Ashley Hermans, is aware of the roaming peacocks in the neighborhood, yet she can only guess how they've gotten here. 

"Whether someone was keeping them on their property or they've been slowly migrating from a heavily populated area like Arcadia, we don't know where they came from," she said. 

Urban areas, however, offer peacocks a lot of resources such as big trees, roofs and various plants, Hermans explained. 

"I've even seen one dining on pet food left outside," she said. 

Regardless, the animal control department at the Pasadena Humane Society says unless the peacocks are sick or injured, it's best to leave them alone. 

"They can be noisy—even in the dark," she said. "We suggest you don't encourage them with extra food. They are kind of like pigeons—just a lot bigger."

Check out our photo gallery for pics of peacocks seen around town. 

spidra June 08, 2011 at 09:21 PM
I've made two sightings near Trader Joe's. I'm glad they're not in my particular part of South Pas yet. The feral parrots and the neighborhood garage band are noise enough for me...
Ron Rosen June 09, 2011 at 01:36 AM
Good fix. Or you could have used "speculate."
Ron Rosen June 09, 2011 at 05:57 AM
I had several peacocks in my neighborhood a few years ago and they were maddening as they honked at 4:00 am. I was glad when they moved on. This evening I saw one westbound on El Centro and Orange Grove, following an woman like a dog would.
mary hoffmann June 09, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Hey Kristen, I sitting with your former Bloomingdale Bears Team Mom, Julie. She loved your article. We were amazed because her in the midwest we have no neighborhood peacocks. Is it only in cali where they have colorful cocks?
Shlomo October 27, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Where did the peacock gone? I have not seen them in quite a while. I like hem. They add more beauty and charm to South Pasadena.

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