Miami officials allow neighborhoods to opt out of protecting peacocks

A 20-year-old Miami-Dade County law protects peacocks from harm and capturing, something Miami commissioner Regalado said had enabled the population to mushroom to hundreds. With the bird’s mating season creeping in from February to March, the county’s commission voted Tuesday to allow cities to opt out of protecting peacocks if they are able to present a plan for humanely removing them from properties where they are not welcomed.

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