Skip to comments.Man shoots daughter's peacock after attack on neighbor
Posted on 02/15/2014 12:28:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
CYPRESS, Texas, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A Houston-area man said he shot and killed his daughter's peacock after the bird scared several people in the neighborhood for weeks. The bird and a female peahen belonged to Riley Richards' daughter and lived at their home in Cypress, Texas, KHOU-TV, Houston, reported.
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I can hear the Democrats now. /sarcasm
Its a wonder more peacocks aren’t killed based on the noise alone.
Or because they represent NBC
I hear ya.. My Aunt used to have a flock of them.. do not tick them off.. they make enough racket as is..
Slinge, draw, and stuff a peacock with forcemeat. Truss it for roasting and roast it in a moderate oven (350° F.) for about 20 minutes per pound, or until well browned and tender, basting very frequently with melted butter. Serve hot with pan gravy or cold with chopped jelly and cold sauce poivrade.
To make the forcemeat, soak 1 pound of bread crumbs in milk and press out the moisture. Combine it with 1 pound of chopped beef marrow, the peacock liver, finely chopped, 10 shallots or 1 onion, chopped and stewed in butter until tender, 1 tablespoon each chopped green celery leaf and parsley, and a little sage, marjoram, and thyme. Season with cayenne, nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste.
To 6 tablespoons olive oil in a saucepan, add 1 carrot and 1 onion, both diced, and cook until they are golden-brown. Add 1/2 cup flour, mix together, and cook until the flour turns golden-brown. Add 3 cups brown stock or double-strength beef consommé and 1 cup tomato purée, mix well with a whip, and cook, stirring until well blended. Add 3 or 4 sprigs of parsley, 1 bay leaf, and a little thyme. If any bones of the game are available, brown them well in the oven and add them. Cook for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally and skimming as needed.
Put 1/2 cup vinegar and 6 peppercorns, crushed, in a pan and cook until the liquid is reduced to about one third the original quantity. Strain the sauce into the reduced vinegar mixture and cook all together for about 30 minutes, skimming carefully as the fat rises. Add 1/2 cup red wine to finish the sauce.
In the meantime there’s a father daughter discussion going on.
I seen it!
Sounds good. There were some next door when I was a kid they used to scream outside my window every morning. I always thought they would taste allot like pheasant....
Why is this even news worthy?
My miniature 8 lb. Schnoodle dog, Raz, dragged home a full deer spine with all the ribs still attached.
Do I get news coverage?
I’ll bet he was mighty proud of that find.
I saw what you did there.
I'm wondering why this is news.
The deputy tried using a stun-gun on the peacock, which did not appear to affect it. Riley then asked the deputy for permission to shoot the bird and got it.
Rumsey said the outcome was not the one she was hoping for.
Texas man asks deputy permission to shoot own rooster after neighbor complains about its aggressiveness. Permission granted. Dines on coq au vin, fancy feathers left over. Neighbor now sorry for rooster. International wire service picks up breaking news.
Years ago a FReeper told about knowing the caretakers at a Frank Lloyd Wright house where peacocks were allowed to run free, uncontrolled. But it seems they sometimes wandered into the oven by mistake...
Was that in either Arizona or Illinois?
I’m wondering why NBC is not giving it more coverage.
Dang, I was all set to make this and my local supermarket was fresh out of beef bone marrow!
In my youth no one would ever consider asking a deputy for permission to shoot a troublesome family pet.
This is not progress.
Personally I do not see how the progression of a family pet from being property that can be disposed of at will to a possession that you must get government permission to destroy is desirable.
A family pet that is likely to harm a neighbor and cause you a crippling lawsuit needs to be put down without delay and with out the need to call the law.
“My miniature 8 lb. Schnoodle dog, Raz, dragged home a full deer spine with all the ribs still attached.”
Sounds like he found what’s left of a mountain lion kill. Don’t know if you have them in your neck of the woods
they taste like chicken to
More like spotted owl.
Nothing about the poor daughter?
Does this young gull suspect her father of fowl play? Is she in a state of absolute desparrow? Does she want him aroosted and thrown in jay?
I'm sure the loss of her pet was hard to swallow.
Is she condor anti what he did?
Or is she saying "to the gullows with him!"
Too many years ago since I read it.
My miniature 8 lb. Schnoodle dog, Raz, dragged home a full deer spine....
Ah, your post dredged up an unpleasant memory for me. I had a female dog that the kids and I had taken in as a stray. She was apparently part Lab, part German Shepherd, and I don’t know what else.
One of her favorite things was finding disgusting dead things and rolling in them. Occasionally, she would bring home disgustingly smelly dead fish from the beach.
By far, however, her grossest find to bring home occurred during deer season, when she found a deer skull which still contained a fairly fresh brain. I assumed she snatched it from someone’s yard after he had butchered his catch.
Now that was funny!
I’ve often wondered what a turducken stuffed into a peacock would be like. There are Ostriches and Emus on farms around here, and peacocks, Canada geese and ducks in the parks. combined, they’d make quite a roast.