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post #21 of 24
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Thanks for the advice, Garden. You sound like my friend.  She reminded me that I tend to make excuses for peoples bad behavior and you cannot defend the indefensible.  She said that I have a slam dunk restraining order because his behavior is so bizarre, erratic and scary.  He even went over to my car and snapped a bunch of pictures of my license plate.  Most of his behavior makes no sense and I think it  was just done to harrass me.  The good news is I have not seen him come out of his house since the last incident and the officer told him he cannot for any reason come down my driveway.   I know at least one person talked to him and have heard that people are very sick of the drama.  I live in a quiet middle class neighborhood and some people have lived her their whole lives.  He just moved in 5 years ago.  

 

I did find a security system with 4 outdoor cameras at Costco that I am going to install.  All this because I tried to rehome 5 peacocks. No good deed goes unpunished.   If he gets more I'll just trap them again and find a home for them.  I dont think the neighbors will be so gullible next time.  As it is he was not able to manipulate most of them.   This is the first time anybody has ever seen this side of him.  He was always soft spoken quiet and extremely childlike. The Jekyll and Hyde has been a shock to all of us.

 

Thanks again, it really helped to write this out. It's been a horrible experience and I hope it's over.  

post #22 of 24
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Good news!  It was not the guy at the feed store that got the 3 peacocks from the animal shelter, rather it was a family with a lot of land that fell in love with them. They want all of them to bring home.  The shelter staff person that did the adoption said it's a permanent adoption and that she could not have asked for a better home for the birds. She said that they are "perfect" and will take good care of them.

 

The last bird we caught has to stay there for a certain number of days and if nobody claims him the family will come pick him up.  This is him:

 

http://www.petharbor.com/detail.asp?ID=A336050&LOCATION=SONO&searchtype=lost&stylesheet=http://www.sonoma-county.org/shelter/css/petharbor.css&friends=1&samaritans=1&nosuccess=0&rows=10&imght=120&imgres=thumb&tWidth=200&view=sysadm.v_sono_lost&fontface=arial&fontsize=10&miles=20&shelterlist=%27SONO%27&atype=&where=type_oo

 

 

No sign of the neighbor.  I think he has given up.  The one thing that bothers me is the hen that he has caged should be with her flock.  I am thinking about having another neighbor who is on good terms with him to try to guilt him into giving her to this family.  

post #23 of 24
Glad things are working out. Look, you can't cause or guilt your neighbor into behaving rationally. His brain doesn't work like that. If he finds out who these new people are, he will stalk and harass them, and they will be in danger. Their safety is much more important than the hen being with her flock.
-- The Accidental Peahen
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-- The Accidental Peahen
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post #24 of 24
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Good point, Garden. I had no intention of letting him know who these people are. I would not wish him on my worst enemy.  His behavior is too psychotic and I would not do anything to put this family in danger.    I don't know who the adopting family is and don't think animal control would freely give out the information as they know it is a highly volatile situation.

 

  I was thinking of a 3rd party not involved picking up the bird and delivering it to them.  There is someone that runs a bird rescue that I am thinking of that would do it.

 

Keeping the peahen caged up  for the purpose to get eggs to get more peacocks would be a selfish strategy but this is not a person that  acts in the best interest of the animal.  The peacocks granted him notoriety and attention.  It's like the people with exotic birds or snakes that spend their lives walking around in public for the attention.  It's not about the animal, it's about them.

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