Michalewicz says the birds have been reported all over the area, from Airport Road to East Temple, as peacocks are known to travel long distances. The peacocks have been seen crossing roads, on people’s roofs, and perching on front porches.
She says she believes the peacocks are female and are wild, but says they could also be pets that got away from their home.
If You See a Peacock
All animals not under restraint are considered 'at large' and subject to be impounded by Animal Services, according to the City of Temple Animal Code of Ordinances. In Texas, peacocks are considered a non-native species, or 'exotic fowl' by Texas Parks and Wildlife. They are not protected by federal laws, but are protected by cruelty laws.
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