'Oh, my God! That's a peacock, yo!' North Augusta residents marvel at pair of roaming birds

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Friday, May 10, 2019
News 12 at 6 O'Clock/NBC at 7

The pair of peacocks were on the loose at Savannah Oaks. (Source: WRDW)

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WRDW/WAGT) -- Just when you thought it was safe to roam the streets of North Augusta, a story comes along that changes everything.

Okay, so maybe not. But hey, we had to get your attention on this one outside of the headline.

In Savannah Oaks on Friday morning, a pair of peacocks were spotted strutting around the apartment complex.

"I looked out the window and I was like, 'Is that a peacock?' and I'm like, 'Nah, nah. It's not a peacock in the back yard. My minds tripping,'" resident Kendrell Gines. "I came outside, I went around the house, and it just stood there and looked at me and I'm like 'Oh my God! That's a peacock, yo!'"

"I thought maybe I was still dreaming, basically," Penny Howard said.

So, how did they get to North Augusta?

Well, it began with our Facebook Live broadcast of the pair. We were told by one of our viewers that the birds live about a mile away from Savannah Oaks.

Not only were we told that, but we were also told that there are even more birds at that residence, including a father peacock named Buddy and a mother who is nesting.

The birds owners say the mother peacock has been running the other two birds out of the yard.

The owners say the wandering peacocks always come home at night and when the mom isn't on the eggs, they never stray.

But while the mom is busy, the neighbors are glad the peacocks are gracing them with their presence.

The owners were relieved to know the peacocks hadn't caused any trouble and that those living here were enjoying seeing them.

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