Peacocks. In a Cemetery. Really? {This or That Thursday}

When Miss 15 told me that she’d gone with some friends to visit the peacocks at the Cape County Memorial Park, I was tad skeeved, slightly intrigued and a little bewildered. Peacocks. In a cemetery. Really?

Yes, really.

Peacocks

Peacocks

Peahen

Peahen

Also, I hope y’all are impressed with me right now considering my intense fear of birds. I don’t care how pretty they are, birds are scary, scary critters. And, as Miss 15 stated, “Those things sound like little old ladies crying out for help.”

Side note, the historian in me had to find out why there are peacocks in the cemetery: A little over 30 years ago, when Ted and Mildred Strom owned the cemetery, her husband and father~in~law thought it’d be nice to have peacocks on the property, so they bought some from a supplier and the birds roamed the property until the highway expanded to four lanes. Now the birds are kept in a pen where they can be fed and viewed during daylight hours.

Are there any unusual things in your neck of the woods?

I’m linking up with Deb of Deb Duty Photography for This or That Thursday.

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