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Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Some residents agree with the internment and deportation of the females. They cite late night shrieking and mating calls reminding them of sounds they have not heard since college.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Peacock purge continues as Longboat removes babies

Peacock purge continues as Longboat removes babies

Vice Mayor says at least one female has evaded capture and “The new ones are rounded up and transported to a safe place.”

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Peacock policy limits flock to 12 males

Peacock policy limits flock to 12 males

In July, the town commission decided zero females and 12 males are all they want to see remain on Longboat Key. That policy was in tandem with a budget to accomplish the culling of the peacocks that have lived in the Village on the north end since the early days of Longboat. The desire to […]

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town closer to purging peacocks

Town closer to purging peacocks

Residents have complained of late night screeching and the Town is ready to cut the peacock flock to 12 males.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town says 12 peacocks to remain in Village

Town says 12 peacocks to remain in Village

‘I’ve had 30 peacocks on my roof at a time. I’ve had my car painted twice. It’s a problem, it’s a health hazard, and just one peacock can ruin the plants, scratch your car and make a lot of noise.’

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat peacock policy takes on reproductive prowess

Longboat peacock policy takes on reproductive prowess

The birds will not be able to fulfill any reproductive destiny unless a female crosses the bay at night stowed away on a Grady White or is smuggled in by a sympathetic peacock lover — an underground peacock railroad of sorts.

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat’s pecking disorder

Longboat’s pecking disorder

“Remove the females from the Village and the problem will be solved. It is the only way it will ever work.”

July 14, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »