Flockdown! Gang of mischievous peacocks run amok in Kent village

Flockdown! Gang of mischievous peacocks run amok in Kent village as they take advantage of deserted streets

  • Four mischievous peacocks have been making the most of lockdown in Kent 
  • Blanche, Gulliver, Prince and Victor have been roaming the streets of Sholden 
  • A Facebook group of 3,600 people are keeping track of their movements
  • The colourful animals are believed to return to their owner every night 

Four mischievous peacocks have been running amok in a village in Kent as they have the deserted streets all to themselves.

The ballsy birds, known as Blanche, Gulliver, Prince and Victor, have been breaching ‘stay at home’ measures since lockdown began to roam for miles along the east coast.

They have been spotted window shopping on the high street, exploring private back gardens and even invading a garage.

Four mischievous peacocks have been making the most of lockdown in a village in Kent

Blanche, Gulliver, Prince and Victor have been roaming the streets of Sholden, and have been spotted window shopping on the high street, exploring private back gardens and even invading a garage

The colourful creatures are often seen around the village of Sholden near Deal but they have been venturing further afield since the streets emptied – wandering as far as four miles south to Kingsdown.

But the birds are believed to return home to their owner Paul Louis every night.

Residents have set up a Facebook group, which has amassed more than 3,600 members, for people to stay up to date with their whereabouts.

A Facebook group of 3,600 people have been tracking the movements of the colourful animals

The group, The Famous Four Peacocks of Deal, describes the birds as having a ‘disregard for isolation’ but having ‘lovely time’ while doing it.

Members regularly post pictures so fans of the foursome can track and enjoy their antics.

John Stevens-Hill, who has been sharing the birds’ adventures online, tweeted: ‘Can I spread a bit of joy?

‘Right on the edge of Deal in Kent is a village called Sholden. Someone in Sholden has four pet peacocks.

‘I’d seen them occasionally on school runs. With COVID lockdown, the peacocks have decided the town is theirs.

‘They’re roaming THE WHOLE TOWN daily.’

 

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