Peacocks take over North Fort Myers neighborhood

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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pesky peacocks are wreaking havoc in a North Fort Myers neighborhood.

“They actually come up to my carport and peck my car,” said Nancy Cox.

She’s also spotted the birds tearing through her garden looking for food.

They are more often seen in Labelle, Alva and Pine Island. But now, they’re being seen in areas of North Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

Peacocks are not native to Florida. Experts said the ones you see in your neighborhood were at some point pets.

“If they see shiny places on cars or shiny places in windows, or their reflections, they’ve been known to be aggressive,” said Ranger Rob Howell.

Cox reached out to wildlife experts with no luck relocating the birds.

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“I hope someone comes and gets them. I don’t care who,” said Cox.

FWC said they don’t monitor peacocks since they’re considered domestic animals.

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