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.

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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.

Are You QC AF? Take The Test.

If you are from the Quad Cities, there are certain things you do and say that folks from outside the area might not understand. Weather you’ve lived here your entire life, or just a couple years, it’s time to put your QC to the test to find out if you are “QC AF”.
Below are 25 questions to test your knowledge and life experience of the Quad Cities. Keep track and see where you rank. Then share it, if you aren’t ashamed, to show how QC you are.

25-20 points – You are QC AF!
19-15 points – Reppin’ the QC strong.
15-10 points – Average. You put the “C” in the QC.
10-5 points – Do you even QC bro.
5-0 points – Move back to Chicago.