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Feathered Friends Become Neighborhood Foes at Ohio Self-Storage Facility


Several complaints about a flock of peacocks residing at Amlin Self Storage in Dublin, Ohio, have forced the facility's manager to find them a new home. Diana Jenne, the manager and caretaker of the birds, considers the peacocks like family and hates to see them go, but has no choice since the birds have been flying over the facility’s fencing onto neighboring properties and walking on cars.

It's not uncommon for domesticated peacocks that roam a property to try to “turn semi-wild” and head for the woods, according to an article in “Peacock Journal.” The article states peacocks that have not become accustomed to a property will flee, which could explain their need to fly from the confines of the self-storage facility. In addition, the peacocks are considered a liability to the storage company because their sharp talons can easily scratch tenants.

With the ability to produce 11 different call sounds, peacocks are not known for silence. Generally, they make their calls in the early morning and late evening, which could be another reason for the complaints.

Sunrise Sanctuary, a private 16-acre animal rescue and sanctuary in Marysville just west of Dublin, has agreed to take the feathered friends. The difficult task at hand is finding a safe way to remove the birds. To ensure their safety, a specialist has agreed to scout the area and observe the birds before removing them. 

Amlin Self Storage offers traditional self-storage and RV and vehicle storage.


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