Buddy posted this on snapchat today. Any clue how a wild peacock got to Wisconsin? Can they survive in the wild? My best guess is that it's an escaped pet. Pretty cool I guess, I wonder if it falls under the huntable unprotected species in Wisconsin...
Peacocks in Wisconsin
They are just like turkeys.
many keep them on farms as guard/warning birds and bug control.
Apparently my cousin's wife has a few in Langlade County. One of them supposedly broke out of it's corral a few weeks ago, but was recaptured last week.
My brother has a pair that are hanging in his yard in Fitchburg, and a co-worker had a fully feathered male cross the road in front of him in the Cottage Grove area. My brother has come home to them roosting on his roof; they apparently have no problem flying up. They are also very aggressive toward the feral cat that hangs out there as well - they chase it right out of the yard.
I have heard they feed and act just like turkeys, and that there ARE in fact a couple established breeding pairs that have made it through the winter and had chicks.
I'm guessing a breeding population is in the process of being established....
There are a bunch of them on the Bass Islands in Lake Erie. I am not sure what they do in the winter but when we fished there in the spring they were around. Mrt.
I think they will eat ticks like a guinea hen . One cousin had some until the coyotes finally got them . Plus I think the are from India originally so REAL cold weather may kill them unless you can get the indoors for winter .
What is a Peacock really good for.. Can you eat them I am sure they lay eggs. I know someone that has them all the do is squawk and crap on this porch..
Its not a wild peacock, its either someone's "pet" or the pic was taken somewhere around the zoo, they get an occassional peacock (or peahen) escape they have to go corrall. There's a house in the back of Bass's bay on lake muskego that keeps several of them, or at least they did as of a few years ago. I know how to make a peacock call pretty good (I worked at the zoo for a while, i had a lot of practice), whenever i used to fish bass' bay i got them all riled up.