PLANTATION ACRES (CBS4) – Eight peacocks that had been living in the backyard of a Plantation Acres home have been packed up and carted off to a new home in Cooper City.

Earlier this month Michele Sumner, who lives on NW 116th Avenue, was cited by the city for creating a sanitary nuisance and for not keeping the birds in an enclosure after they received complaints from one of her neighbors.

She was given until February to comply or else face a $25 day fine.

Massimo Gramanzini told the Sun-Sentinel he complained to the city because the birds would roost on top of his home at night and leave droppings everywhere. He said he was concerned for the health of his family, especially his children.

Sumner said the peacocks couldn’t be contained because they fly and that cages would stress them. She also said the birds were too old to retrain.

In the end, she hated to lose them but decided it would be best if they were moved to a relative’s Cooper City farm.

Source: The Sun-Sentinel


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