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Man shoots daughter's peacock after attack on neighbor
UPI ^ | February 15, 2014

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: peacock
"Richards said the peacock had been attacking people, especially women, since its arrival several months ago."

I can hear the Democrats now. /sarcasm

1 posted on 02/15/2014 12:28:25 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Its a wonder more peacocks aren’t killed based on the noise alone.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 12:31:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Or because they represent NBC


3 posted on 02/15/2014 12:34:42 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: null and void

Kevin ping


4 posted on 02/15/2014 12:35:56 PM PST by Shimmer1
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To: cripplecreek

I hear ya.. My Aunt used to have a flock of them.. do not tick them off.. they make enough racket as is..


5 posted on 02/15/2014 12:36:32 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Roast Young Peacock

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.
Sauce Poivrade

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.

http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/1950s/1951/12/peacock

6 posted on 02/15/2014 12:42:32 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

In the meantime there’s a father daughter discussion going on.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 12:46:43 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

8 posted on 02/15/2014 12:53:15 PM PST by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Them thangs can be ugly.

I seen it!

9 posted on 02/15/2014 12:53:18 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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....


10 posted on 02/15/2014 12:53:27 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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?
Nooooo.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 12:53:49 PM PST by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

I’ll bet he was mighty proud of that find.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 12:55:33 PM PST by digger48
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To: Brad from Tennessee
thanks, for the recipe..
wondering game hens, too..if can find any.

13 posted on 02/15/2014 12:56:54 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: digger48

I saw what you did there.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 12:57:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement
Yeah, and...?

I'm wondering why this is news.

15 posted on 02/15/2014 12:57:44 PM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: ConservativeStatement
(Rumsey) finally called the Harris County Sheriff's Office, which sent a deputy.

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.

16 posted on 02/15/2014 1:03:57 PM PST by heartwood
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To: ConservativeStatement

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...


17 posted on 02/15/2014 1:06:48 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet

Was that in either Arizona or Illinois?


18 posted on 02/15/2014 1:07:55 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Oberon

I’m wondering why NBC is not giving it more coverage.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 1:09:48 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Dang, I was all set to make this and my local supermarket was fresh out of beef bone marrow!


20 posted on 02/15/2014 1:10:32 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Oberon
I'm wondering why this is news.

Me too.

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.

21 posted on 02/15/2014 1:13:17 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited
The little guy deserves a big hand!


22 posted on 02/15/2014 1:30:01 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

“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


23 posted on 02/15/2014 1:41:58 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: ConservativeStatement

they taste like chicken to


24 posted on 02/15/2014 1:42:59 PM PST by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: logic101.net

More like spotted owl.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 1:51:10 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

+1


26 posted on 02/15/2014 2:13:10 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47; seekthetruth; Bizzy Bugz; ..
Auk du lieber!

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!"

Leni

27 posted on 02/15/2014 2:20:39 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: ConservativeStatement

Too many years ago since I read it.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 2:21:38 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: ConservativeStatement

Jackbooted father.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 2:46:46 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: MinuteGal

Oh, man.


30 posted on 02/15/2014 3:29:24 PM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

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.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 4:10:33 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: driftdiver

Now that was funny!


32 posted on 02/15/2014 4:54:34 PM PST by frog in a pot (We are all "frogs in a pot" now. How and when will we real Americans jump out?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


33 posted on 02/15/2014 5:06:26 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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