The 3 square miles that make up Miami Springs is home to quite a variety of diverse wildlife. From foxes to fish. From burrowing owls to hawks. Alligators and iguanas. Natives and non natives. Miami Springs definitely gets its fair share of local wildlife.
Recently, we’ve seen a growing number of chickens calling Miami Springs home. We had a little fun taking a picture of the following rooster literally running around the Circle. At least he knows how to follow the traffic pattern.
This week we had a MiamiSprings.com reader shared pictures of Peacocks in Miami Springs. The following picture was taken along Westward Drive near Iroquois and Lenape.
As you know, Miami Springs is a bird sanctuary. It’s illegal to capture and / or harm birds within city limits.
We also had a whole slew of photos taken by Miami Springs residents and posted to the Miami Springs Community Group via Facebook.
Peacocks are not new to South Florida. There are thriving populations in the Grove and in Coral Gables. Residents in those areas have had a mixed love / hate relationship with the big birds. They are undoubtedly beautiful. Especially the male peacocks with their colorful plumage.
Critics on the other hand, decry the loud calls and large waste left behind by the large foul.
We want to know what do you think? Do you like the idea of seeing peacocks in Miami Springs? Please comment and share with neighbors.