Albuquerque Zoo Peacock Attacks Child

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 Albuquerque Zoo Peacock Attacks Child 2013


It’s Mating Season Albuquerque Zoo Peacock Attacks Child, john mccormack, mccormick, debbie, albuquerque homes realty, realtor


It’s true an Albuquerque Zoo Peacock attacked a child over the weekend.  The child sustained mild injuries leaving a cut above the eye and requiring a couple of stitches.  The Peacock accused of the attack will be separated during Spring mating season because of this unfortunate incident. 


During breeding season there is a lot of testosterone in the air and Albuquerque Zoo visitors should stay several feet away from the free roaming birds to prevent further encounters / attacks between humans and the Peacocks.  


While at the Albuquerque Zoo Debbie and I enjoyed this gorgeous Peacock as he strutted his stuff with hopes of alluring a Peahen’s attention.  We witnessed several beautiful and magnificent performances by the boys. Did you know that Peacocks actually make a rustling sound with their open plumed feathers and shake their booty to draw the Peahens attention?  Peacocks are interesting as well as beautiful but keep your distance and don’t become a victim.


Spring is here and many couples are strutting their way down the isle and are now looking to purchase their first home.  If you are looking for a knowledgeable NM REALTOR® to assist you in finding a home contact John McCormack.  John is prepared to assist you in making your real estate dreams become a reality.

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Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

A peacock with their big feathers would be quite intimidating if it came charging, always important to keep your children a safe distance away from unfamiliar animals.

May 16, 2013 10:42 PM #42
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Oh no, imagine! That poor little boy.....all I can ask is where were the parents? Things happen so fast. 

May 16, 2013 11:35 PM #43
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
29 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Is sequestering the peacock from mating season his punishment?  :)

May 17, 2013 12:48 AM #44
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
29 Years of Real Estate Experience!

P.S. Forgot to comment on the spectacular photo!

May 17, 2013 12:48 AM #45
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wonderful post and reminder to "stand back" from wild creatures - Ya never know. Great job, once again with YouTube video - you are going to get so much business out of these. :)

YouTube Thursdays

May 17, 2013 12:58 AM #46
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hola ~

Thank you for taking time to drop by, check out the Albuquerque Zoo Peacock post and YouTube.  You are each appreciated! 

I'm with most of you when at the Zoo or anywhere keep an eye and hand on your kids!  One just never knows what can happen, any place or any time and it's up to the parents to keep the kids safe.  I haven't heard but am in hopes they allow conjugal visits during his incarceration for the Peacock that was involved in hurting the child. 

Debbie and I often visit the Albuquerque Zoo and will find out the latest on this situation on our next trip and will update you.

IF you didn't check out the YouTube I hope you do and please leave a comment on it.  I am enjoying building them and want any pointers you may have to offer.  Thanks Debb Janes for the YouTube Thursday Feature! 

Thanks again for dropping by and make it a great day in all you do!

May 17, 2013 01:11 AM #47
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi John, Sad to hear about the child having those injuries, but I pray for a quick healing. Peacocks are nice looking birds, but I wouldn't want to get to close to one during the mating season. Parents do need to keep an eye on the little ones while at the Zoo.

May 17, 2013 01:38 AM #48
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

John, I like the video – great job.  It’s a shame the peacock will be separated during Spring mating season.  While I am sympathetic to the child who received minor injuries … I’m not sure the child is the victim. Somebody (read parents) were not doing their jobs and minding their child. The peacock just did what animals do … defend their territory.

May 17, 2013 02:10 AM #49
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
John, I love peacocks and all their beautiful colors... Great video!
May 17, 2013 01:38 PM #50
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Gorgeous video John.  He really was quite beautiful and she was ignoring him fully lol :)...can't let him get too big of a head haaha.

Thank you for sharing this and letting folks know to stay away from the birds.  So sad that the little girl was hurt and I hope she is ok.  

May 17, 2013 10:59 PM #51
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Whenever we finally meet, ask me to tell you the story of Abdul, my cousin's peacock. Till then, cheers cvc

May 18, 2013 12:16 AM #52
Pamela Smith
Award Realty - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand


What a beautiful bird.  I just love to see them run around.

May 18, 2013 08:29 AM #53
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

John, those boys do put on quite a display...kind of reminds me of Rush Street in Chicago on a Friday/Saturday night.  A friend of mine once had a Peacock on his property in Michigan...not only can they be aggressive, but loud too!!

May 20, 2013 04:53 AM #54
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

John, I hope both of you finally got to take a day off as you deserve it. 

May 20, 2013 07:52 AM #55
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

You are slowing down on your posts, out of the blue tonight they hand me a feature. Miracles do happen. i hope things are well. 

May 20, 2013 10:29 AM #56
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Beautiful critters but good to stay out of range. Kids are small and can get hurt

May 21, 2013 01:12 PM #57
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi John,

Such a pretty peacock but the peahen doesn't seem interested. I think he is fine specimen and she should take a second look as he has a beautiful tail. It is so much fun to watch nature.

May 21, 2013 01:45 PM #58
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi John, Sorry to hear about that little girl getting in the territory of a mating peacock and getting hurt.  Always a risk when around animals in nature.  

Thank you for the great video! I have never seen a full sustained display like that before.  But you know I could not help but thinking of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade that happens every New Years Day...the captains and many of the string band members wear decorations/attachments on their backs full of feathers!!  They were inspired by these beautiful male birds!!

Take care,


May 22, 2013 10:51 AM #59
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I've seen kids get attacked by chickens.   But a Peacock?  That's a new one! Stay back, keep your distance!

May 23, 2013 12:28 PM #60
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi John, Peacocks are interesting and beatiful .. I like to watch them strut their stuff.  Sorry to hear the child had to have stitches, but did not have an eye damaged.  I guess most birds can be dangerous if you get to close.


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