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Mating Peacock Drawing Gunfire in Eastern OregonTim King Salem-News.com
Peacock Problems in Central Oregon are not what you call an everyday situation.
(BEND, Ore.) - One really buff and sexually charged peacock near Bend, Oregon, has been causing a fuss; the bird belongs to a local resident named Joy Graves who is trying everything possible to get the bruiser back into a contained environment.
She hasn't been able to nab the extremely striking bird, and some gun toting residents decided they want to shoot it.
Local law enforcement is aware of the situation.
As it stands, Joy has until the first of the coming month to capture the elusive male peacock.
So Graves and her family are searching for an answer, while witnessing something most people never see; that is a peacock of this stature going through the stages of life in a fairly natural environment.
This isn't your everyday problem, if you have special skills and are in the area and interested in helping, please send an email to Joy Graves at email@example.com
Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.
Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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