GARDEN CITY, Mich. – A peacock has found a home in Garden City, but not everyone is thrilled to welcome him into the neighborhood.
Neighbors have named him Rodney, and his presence has divided the community about whether he should be allowed to stay.
The Indian Peacock is a magnificent creature, and the one found in a Garden City neighborhood is calling the new location home.
“He just wonders around on my porch at night,” said Cliff Adams. “He sleeps, then he just goes next door.”
The neighborhood has taken a liking to the colorful bird.
“They named him Rodney,” Adams said.
Peacocks are not native to North America as they were last seen over 100 years ago when wealthy Aristocats brought them in from India.
Five-year-old Maverick loves Rodney as he often checks on him throughout the day. He says he knows to keep a safe distance so that he won’t scare him away.
Maverick says it is fantastic to have wildlife in the suburbs, but Randy has a different idea for the bird as he wonders how delicious it is.
“Randy wants to know how the bird tastes smoked,” Adams said.
“I would like to, but I can not do that,” said Randy Ferack. “That is not what we do around here.”
Adams is concerned about the birds safety as he would like it to find a home.
“I’d like to see him go to either Greenfield Village or the zoo,” Adams said.
The debate in the neighborhood is either to leave the bird alone or do you relocate him?
What are your thoughts?