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Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers

Town allows trappers to shoot peacocks with tranquilizers

The north end peacocks that residents say plague their pastoral village, will be taken out using tranquilizer darts.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Villager attacks peacock progress as mating heats up

Villager attacks peacock progress as mating heats up

“I wrote to you twice in January to urge that the trappers come out before mating season for five days a week to get the job done.”

March 15, 2016 | 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 »

Town seeks final peacock solution

Town seeks final peacock solution

“I just saw a nest with 13 eggs. The numbers are really going crazy, they are all over the place.”

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Schizophrenic commissioners and their 12 angry peacocks

Schizophrenic commissioners and their 12 angry peacocks

I wonder why Police Chief Al Hogle, when not busy restraining employees gone wrong, has not found cause to Baker Act a few of our residents as well as commissioners to prevent harm to our key

May 13, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Peacocks not a health hazard

Peacocks not a health hazard

The Manatee County Health Department has found that peacocks are not a health hazard

May 13, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »