As I stated in the title, this is for anyone living in a truly urban area, like San Francisco.
I never knew this factoid until I moved up to Sonoma County where rural meets and mingles with urban. It is a totally worthless bit of information, I know, but I like it, so I am sharing it.
As the sun went down this evening, blessedly later due to Daylight Savings (yay!) I heard a surprising sound-something (many somethings, actually) were making jungle-like noises to each other, reminding me that there are many a strange reality to life among the farms and fields: lots of people have pet peacocks. Not caged nor corralled but freely living on their owners’ property, hanging out with cows or in the neighbor’s flower beds adorning their land, sometimes roaming up the golden hills in the afternoon or watching the sunset from an abandoned building.