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Nuisance Bylaw prohibits feeding of peafowl

A resident on 62nd Avenue said that a couple of RCMP officers came knocking on his door last weekend. They handed him a business card and said that someone had intentionally reported to the city that he was feeding peafowls in the area even though he was not doing that. At first I wondered why that was an offence but thought about bears, cayotes, and other wild animals. Although beautiful creatures, peafowls can be a pest, scratching up cars and windows, and making god-awful noise at 4am. I looked up the fine for feeding a peafowl and it’s $250 from a “nuisance bylaw” instituted back in 2018. It started that year when another neighbor cut down a tree in his yard where the peafowl supposedly were nesting.

I didn’t know about this bylaw until my neighbor mentioned the visit from bylaw officers. If you didn’t know before, DO NOT FEED and DO NOT KEEP the peafowls if you see any of them around the neighborhood. You are welcome.

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