Naramata Peacocks

The Okanakan Valley is more known for wine and fruit than it is for peacocks but surprisingly, they have nevertheless become a part of the ecosystem.

About 20 years ago someone abandoned some pet peafowl to the forest near the village of Naramata. No one thought that in the long run they would survive, and there were attempts to capture them.

But here they are, years later, fitting in well and doing their peacock thing. They’re Canadian now.

It’s a bit odd seeing them strutting around, but odd can be a very interesting thing. 🙂

14 thoughts on “Naramata Peacocks”

    1. They really are quite something. It’s funny seeing one perched in a pine tree. 🙂 They are quite nonchalant and will stroll seemingly unconcerned through the village, but will quickly fly to a tree if someone tries to get too close.

    1. Thank you. 🙂

      Apparently it happened quite a bit years ago and with many other species as well. The owners of hobby farms would sell them or pass away and it would be difficult to find places for these exotic birds or animals, so the new owners would just stick them in the forest to survive or perish. Most didn’t make it. There are strict laws now designed to curtail such behaviour.

    1. Hahaha. 🙂 Outdoor activities have never been a good look for me. No perfect hair or flawless sun-kissed complexion over here. Put me outside for more than an hour and I always look like I need a shower and a brush. 🙂

      1. Haha………You’re absolutely right. After all is said and done, we are the ones who are the invaders of their territory. My neighbours seem to think that wildlife here is the enemy. I love it. The more the merrier. 😅

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