Karen moved to Mineral Wells, Texas, in 1978. The neighbors had every kind of domesticated and semi-domesticated bird imaginable. Including peacocks, which flew the coop, and built their nests under the juniper bushes in the front yard.
Although a pet peacock is admired for his vivid colors, the bird emits harsh vocal sounds that contradict his stunning appearance. Pet peacocks can be irascible and may not get along well with other birds.