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Peacocks Wander Through Lower Southampton Neighborhood

Have you seen peacocks?

It's not everyday that you see a peacock wandering around Bucks County.

But Lower Southampton resident Lisa Colosimo told Patch on Sunday that she and her neighbors have seen peacocks wandering around The Ridings neighborhood twice.

The Ridings is on the border of Lower Southampton and Northampton on the other side of Bridgetown Pike.

Have you ever seen peacocks wandering in Lower Southampton?

Sara Comstock May 07, 2012 at 06:41 PM
The Lower Southampton Animal Control Advisory Board is fully aware of the peacocks, and we are trying to resolve the evasive bird species in surrounding areas of the township. We ask all to please be patient while this is being resolved.
Shawn R. Dulee May 07, 2012 at 06:44 PM
We saw 3 males at Scottsville Preschool last Friday (May 3rd).
Lisa C May 07, 2012 at 06:49 PM
We're actually on the Northampton side of Bridgetown Pike. They come through the horse farm on Bridgetown Pike, cross our street and head down towards the Conrail tracks. We think all 3 are males. Neighbors are not happy about them sitting on top of cars.
Sara Comstock May 07, 2012 at 07:31 PM
So far, we have counted approx. 15 Peacocks within the Lower Southampton Twp area. 10 are near the Brownsville Rd area. Please email us at lsacab@verizon.net of any other locations you are aware of. Also let us know which township you reside in. The more information we have, the more others are alerted to the problem.
Russian May 07, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Why is it a problem?
B. Blum May 07, 2012 at 09:03 PM
3 males were walking through Woodlyn Crossing on Thursday & Friday last week
Ramona Ost May 07, 2012 at 09:05 PM
We saw three male peacocks walking through yards in Sweetwater Farms on Saturday evening.
Dawn Messina May 07, 2012 at 11:11 PM
They were on my neighbors roof Saturday night...sweetwater farms. At my daughters school on Friday...scottsville preschool. Also, my parents neighborhood..neshaminy woods since hurricane Lee in Sept 2011.
Adele Hackney May 08, 2012 at 01:00 AM
They were in the neighborhood behind Joseph ferderbar elementary too. Up the hill by hickory avenue
Mike Abramiuk May 08, 2012 at 10:01 AM
They come to Manor Lane every once in a while as well. About 4 or 5 or them.
Trish May 08, 2012 at 12:51 PM
The peacocks are just the latest type of birds that the residents off Manor Lane in the Brownsville Rd area have had to deal with. First it was guinea hens that wandered all over our property and put holes in my window screens and scratches on the roofs of cars in our area, then it was turkeys, next it was pea hens that decided they would go from the roof of my house to the hood of my car, THEY HAVE SHARP NAILS THAT SCRATCH! And now, peacocks that wander all over and wake us up all night with their noise that sounds like "Help Me". Tell Frank back in private property to get rid of them, keep them quiet or eat them like he has done in the past with the other birds so we hear! We have had to deal with this for 10 years and have had enough!!!!!!!!
Trish May 08, 2012 at 12:54 PM
They are FROM our area Mike, they live in private property!
Chief Firewater May 08, 2012 at 08:20 PM
There are peacocks in Upper South, Lower South and Northampton. I'm sure it’s not just one guy who owned them all. They are domestic animals that have now become wild and are flourishing. It’s the same with the turkey we have in the area.
Chief Firewater May 08, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Has anyone called Fish and Game? I know they are not a game bird but if they screw up the ecosystem they will take action.
MC Kennedy May 08, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Yes! I bought a new car a week old and heard this screeching this morning, opened my blinds to see two large peacocks on my hood and one wandering in the driveway! I was worried they'd scratch my new paint...they stayed awhile then just walked off. I must say I've never had peacocks on my car....I live just off Bridgetown Pike.
Jim May 09, 2012 at 12:10 AM
To Sara, two males on Buttonwood Drive, 5/8 at 20:09. Left "presents" on the pavement.
Jim May 09, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Most have come from one person in the camps. And yes, they are flourishing...and at a rapid rate.
Capt. Obvious May 09, 2012 at 08:50 AM
I like them. they were here off Pine + County Line last yr. I thought my wife was crazy, but there they were.
Capt. Obvious May 09, 2012 at 08:52 AM
oh, and we saw the turkeys too
Lizz May 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM
This morning they were in Trevose on the corner of Pine and Magnolia.
Chris May 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
They were in Oakford , Summit Ave (by Neshaminy Falls) this morning @ 8:00am
feasterville resident May 12, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Just think you dont have to go to the zoo. Live and let live.
Nicolette May 16, 2012 at 02:49 PM
They have been in Neshaminy Woods neighborhood. It would be fine if they didn't jump from my deck to my roof. Or poop all over my patio or scare my kid. Enough with he peacocks. Please do something about them.
Karen Black May 18, 2012 at 12:25 AM
The kids love them. They're gorgeous!
Sara Comstock May 18, 2012 at 03:39 PM
We have been working on a solution. Called the PA Game Commission. They can not help. Called PA Fish and Game. They can not help. Called the bird sanctuary, (Bald Eagle, Poconoe, PA); They can not help. Called bird rescue (Tri-State Bird Rescue, Newark, NJ) They can not help - they have given me two numbers to call (a vet, the other is a peacock owner) Called zoos (Phila. Zoo and Elmwood Park Zoo) They can not help. Called PA Game Commission, they referred me to Wildlife Management. Called Wildlife Management They can not help, but referred me to the PA Dept of Agriculture. Called the vet - Dr. Dina Flack - waiting for return call. Called a Delaware peacock owner - Rick Fritz - waiting for return call. Called PA Dept of Agriculture - they are going to see if they can find us help - I am waiting for their return call.
Capt. Obvious May 18, 2012 at 03:57 PM
I don't see why people think they have the right to trap and remove these animals. If they are on your property, they're there because you have something they want - probably food. Remove the food, or make it unreachable, or even squirt them with a hose to scare them off and make them not want to be there. I like them. I don't want to see them go. It's their Earth too.
R97 June 22, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Jim, thank you!!!!! People can be so overly dramatic. They are beautiful. No one tries to remove you (not Jim) because of your loud mouth or ugly personality, or tries to remove your misbehaved deliquent children who intentionally scratch cars, or break windows with their balls. In this horrible world we live in, it is nice to have something beautiful to look at. They have never scratched my car, they just roam about. Jim your right, it is their earth too. Oh And to trish, Frank did not eat them, never would. That is a very cruel thing to say. You must have gone to an all girl catholic catty highschool where you believe EVERYTHING you hear and start rumors. For that you should be ashamed of yourself..... On that note, PEOPLE lighten up and embrace the beautiful peacocks. And get a life. Unless bird watching is your thing and you have something nice to say!
Trish June 22, 2012 at 06:19 PM
R97 we'll talk when you have property damage or are awake all night because of the noise!
R97 June 25, 2012 at 02:22 PM
and Trish, it's not just one owner.... There is a family off Bridgetown Pike that owns over a dozen that wander around. I hear the peacocks all the time, they just don't bother me.
Malagueta September 03, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Yesterday around 9 am my mother bumped into a solitary peacock strolling proudly at the intersection of sycamore and butternut dr. in Upper Southampton. I too hope I bump into one!

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