I Live In Iowa, So Why Did I See A Peacock In The Middle Of Nowhere?
As I was going for a run the other day I heard a loud scream. It was something I had never heard before, I frantically looked around to see a peacock just walking along a corn field. It was just casually screaming. When I got home I looked to see if that kind of scream was normal... It is.
I also learned that these guys are a protected species in Iowa. According to the DNR,
All birds in Iowa are protected except for game birds in season, European starlings, and house sparrows. Minus the exceptions, it is illegal to collect bird feathers, nests, or eggs, and to kill, collect, or keep any bird without a special permit, such as a one for an educational facility or a wildlife rehabilitation center.
If you ever happen to see a peacock in Iowa just admire it from a far, and definitely DON'T shoot it. Oh, and get ready to hear some weird screams you never thought a bird so beautiful would make.
I have never seen a peacock outside of a zoo, so this was a really cool thing to see just out in the middle of nowhere Iowa. It made my night a bit more interesting.