Pair of peacocks causing a nuisance in quiet village

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Pictured: Two male peacocks roam on a property in Picket Twenty, Andover, Hants. <br />
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A pair of forlorn male peacocks are terrorising a village, causing sleepless nights and destroying gardens in search of female mates.  The beautiful wild birds have been wandering the streets, 'screaming' at night as they seek partners and even entering people's homes.<br />
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Residents in sleepy Picket Twenty just outside Andover, Hants, today revealed the birds, referred to by one woman as Albert and Bertie, appeared around a month ago, right in the middle of their mating season.  Now, after receiving a string of complaints about the birds taking up residence, the local borough council has told residents if they can 'catch or corral' the peacocks then someone will come and collect them.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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