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Peacocks/peafowl have been observed in several neighborhoods in San Marino which has quickly become a preferred location for them to live. Peafowl were introduced in the City of Arcadia back in the late 1800’s and have become part of their community. Since then, peafowl have been seen in many neighboring communities as well as more distant communities including Palos Verdes. The City of San Marino contracts with the Pasadena Humane Society for animal control services but they will not assist with the removal or relocation of peafowl since they are considered wildlife. However, if you see an injured peafowl, please call the Pasadena Humane Society at (626) 792-7151. Here are some precautions and best management practices for dealing with Peacocks/Peafowl:
Peafowl dislike these plants: Agapanthus, Azalea, Baby’s Breath, Bee Balm, Bird of Paradise, Blazing Star Liatris, Bouganvillea Butterfly Plant, Cactus, Camellia, Cannas, Clivia, Columbine, Coneflower, Ferns, Fuchsia, Gaillardia, Gardenia, Geranium. Giant Columbine, Gladiola, Gloriosa Daisy, Hen &Chicken, Hibiscus, Hardy Lavender, Hostas, Iris, Ivy, Lantana, Lavender, Marigold, Mint, Mum,Oleander, Painted Daisy, Periwinkle, Peonies, Phlox, Pink Lady, Plumbago, Poinsettia, Pyracantha, Rhododendron, Rose, Shasta Daisy, Snap Dragon, Sunburst Coreopsis, Weigela
Peafowl love these plants: Amaryllis, Begonia, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage, California Poppy, Cauliflower, Chive, Holly Berries, Impatiens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Nasturtium, Pansy, Petunia, Primrose, Stock, Stock Cauliflower, Sweet Alyssum, Tomato, Water Stock, Young Spinach and any young plants
Below is a link to certain California laws protecting wildlife, including peafowl: http://humanecontrol.com/laws-and-regulations/