Re Peafowl

Subject: Re Peafowl
From: (Harvey Perkins)
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 15:45:06 +1100
Hi again,

We were out in western Victoria at the end of October, cruising north
towards Ouyen and Hattah-Kulkyne NP, when we passed a peacock strutting
down the highway, in the same direction as us but on the other side of the
road.  Not long after, we passed a truck going the other way at high speed
- we didn't check to find out how street-wise the peacock was, but I have
wondered several times since.  The country was basically mallee at that
point, with little sign of paddocks, fields or houses, and it struck us as
very odd that a peacock should be calmly wandering down the middle of the
road.  If it was a domestic bird it was either a fair way from home or the
house was well hidden.

So I was wondering, does anyone know of a feral peafowl population out in
that area???

Harvey D. Perkins
Divn Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Faculty of Science                           ph:  +61.6.249 2663
Australian National University              fax:  +61.6.249 0313
Canberra, ACT, 0200,  Australia           email:  

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