Peacocks: Most Miami Reason for a Traffic Jam

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Peacocks stop what?
For half an hour this morning, North Miami Avenue -- one of the city's most crowded arteries -- was shut down.

By peacocks.

For most of the show, it was funny, but not to the honking buses, swerving drivers, and cops who didn't show up.

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A white peacock!
A crowd (gaggle?) of about nine of the birds wandered back and forth across North Miami Avenue where it crosses Little River at North 86th Street.

In the past, the peacocks have created big problems in Boynton Beach and Coconut Grove, where citizens complained and then-commissioner Marc Sarnoff stated concern that they would "take [matters] into their own hands."

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Half an hour, honking horns. Poor birds.
Turns out there isn't much you can do about the peacocks. According to the New York Times, you can't trap them, removal costs about $400, and the county would have to state there is an "infiltration" before animal services could take action.

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29 comments
Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

let's hope there are still some normal human beings who don't get mad. .Like some people on their FUCK FACE Cell phones, on the way to their meaningless place to be! beautiful creatures! Ass holes who run ducks, dogs & cats over with their car, while stuffing their pie hole with a drive through piece of Stink!!! Butt holes are the only thing that matters these days, the cry babys with a dirty disposable diaper. ::-(

Luciana Possas
Luciana Possas

Helena Aux Pôssas: Mae! Cuidado com os pedestres em Miami!!!

Quay Quayhaylaya
Quay Quayhaylaya

Are they drinking and cheating on their wives like the rest of the Miamians, too?

Rojas Daniel
Rojas Daniel

I love the peacocks but hate how this article paints them in a negative light... one of the few times I really dislike a newtimes article...

Cheryl Whitehead
Cheryl Whitehead

I remember being surprised when I saw a peacock over near Miami Central. Brave peacock!

Daniela Bianchi
Daniela Bianchi

They have the same rights that we have to walk on this earth..so if they jam the traffic oh well, may be we should learn patience...and respect!

David Lizama
David Lizama

I live by old cutler...beautiful birds but I've had to slam my brakes a few times when one randomly jumps in the road

Jo Braga
Jo Braga

Man you guys sure know how to write anything in a negative light.

Alex Howard
Alex Howard

Happens to a lot more than you think

Chgo Dave
Chgo Dave

you gotta teach them ta run. like pigeons in Chicago,ha?

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