HELD CAPTIVE BY A PEACOCK!
This is absolutely true! This past weekend I was driving through beautiful Southwest Ranches in West Broward County. I stopped at a garage sale sign outside a home. This is a rural area, where homes are on acreage, with narrow roads and small canals on either side of the street. Therefore I had to park on the swale, careful not to get too close to the canal. There was another car of people who stopped at the same time as me. Together we walked through the gates along the path.
There were many Egret birds on the property, and all of the sudden I spotted a peacock with its feathers open! He was standing towards the back of the property and I really wanted to try and get a picture. At that same time the owners came out of the house and said the garage sale will start in a half hour, and they had to run out and do something prior. I was still trying to get a picture of the peacock. I also spotted a white peacock walking on the grass. Well, I was snapping away getting as many pictures as I could, and I realized that everyone else had left, so I was about to also. The white peacock walked outside the gate and the other peacock was following, but I am quite sure he realized that I was behind him ( at a comfortable distance ) but he didn't like that. He stopped in front of the gate and was looking at me. He started yelling his peacock yell while staring right at me. He was not moving. There was nowhere I could go....I was stuck. There was water all around the property and the only way out was through the gate. I must say, I was a little scared. I don't know if peacocks can be aggressive, but he was clearly showing me who was in charge! I stopped taking pictures and backed off a little, and waited. Finally, after what seemed to be much longer than it actually was, he started to walk through the gate. I didn't follow him or attempt to leave until he was well into the street. Now he was looking for his partner, the white peacock. I was so glad to get out of there! Of course I did go back to the garage sale later that morning. I told the owner about what happened, and she said that they have named the peacock "Elvis". Well, Elvis did not know me, and was not happy about my being there alone with him.
While I was certainly a little nervous about how he wouldn't let me leave, I feel so lucky to live in an area, where beautiful peacocks and other animals and birds are the norm, and where we can see these beautiful creatures on a regular basis, living their lives in nature.
Yes, I was held captive by a peacock!