Prancing Peacocks

Our peacocks can be really entertaining. They fan out their (hardly existent) trains for the silliest things, rustling their feathers and doing a little stampy flamenco dance. I get the impression that they aren’t doing it so much to impress the peahens – they do it whether the hens are present or not. It seems to have more to do with intimidation of other animals. In fact, the hens do it, too. Everything that moves needs to be rustled and pranced at.

Wow Raja, very impressive. I’m sure Tika there in the background is watching. But what are YOU looking at, actually?

Rabbits! Oh. Yes. Very threatening. I’m sure they’re suitably humbled, Raja.

Guinea fowl!! Oh dear. Actually, those buggers can use some humbling.

Meanwhile, Walter is struggling to stay on top of things. He needs to deal with everything at once.

Guinea fowl, rabbits AND cats! It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

God only knows what they will do if they ever meet something that’s actually a threat, like a big dog. I hope they will manage to scare it off with their rustling and prancing!

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About tarnegolita

Dutch expatriate, mother of 3 boys, freelance translator and pet zoo keeper in a kibbutz in Israel.
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6 Responses to Prancing Peacocks

  1. Full-time job being a peacock…lol!! Do all the other animals just ignore him?

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  2. aheikkinen says:

    If I had feathers like that I too would fan out and rustle them all the time 😀 So beautiful.

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  3. Katrin says:

    Such gorgeous birds!! The guinea fowl looking at the peacock cracked me up, “What’s he going on about?”

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