The Peacock Phenomenon

There are days where I feel like I work in The Twilight Zone.

Today is one of those days.

To fully understand what I mean, click here and mosey on over to my best buddy’s blog, Views from the Valley.  This says it all – and probably more than you can even begin to imagine!

A unique visitor outside my classroom.

A unique visitor outside my classroom.

28 thoughts on “The Peacock Phenomenon

  1. Oh my gosh!! It is the little “extra” things like that I am looking forward to when I become a teacher. :-) Thanks for the link, I am now following your friend Vallygirl (not that I have much time to read blogs but that is beside the point).

    What grade do you teach, if you don’t mind me asking?

    • I teach in Ohio near some farm areas, and the teacher that brought the peacock has a small farm. Apparently she has a few peacocks, some cows and other things. Hopefully she doesn’t bring a cow in to school (but it could happen, I guess!) ;)

      • Funny – must create some intresting learning opportunities. I teach at a high school in Brooklyn. An animal in the school – unheard of. Some of my students probably never even saw a cow.

  2. So strange, so gross and yet so hysterical! Is it a full moon? Or does the weirdness just start oozing from the woodwork when filmmakers — French or otherwise — arrive on the scene?

    Also — mad props on being quick enough to get the poop shot. That’s just the perfect touch to this story….

    • I was at the right place at the right time with the camera. I had to take a picture of the peacock – I just didn’t think anyone would believe me if I didn’t! ;) The French filmmakers – such an added touch of crazy!

  3. Beautiful! Really rural area, huh? Farm animals and everything! Don’t see much of this in Houston or even Sugar Land anymore. We do have a lost aligator or two walking around the neighborhood golf course…they like to chill in the ponds. And I’ve heard we’ve had some coyotes abducting some little dogs, and the occasional armadillo digging up the flower beds, but nothing as magnificent as a studious peacock!

  4. Life is never dull. Peacocks, least of all!! I had a friend whose peacocks liked to hang off the roof of her house.Visitors, and I was one of them, felt like someone was watching them–and of course someone was, birdbrain peacocks.

  5. Hysterical! It’s a good thing we all have a means to take photos these days or moments like this could be written off as an over productive imagination…or perhaps someone spiked the coffee in the teachers lounge.

  6. A friend of mine used to live about a mile from a cheesy Florida tourist attraction called Jungle Gardens. The peacocks, in particular, used to escape regularly and would hang out in her neighborhood. I can remember driving past her house and encountering an albino peacock that was just standing there in the middle of the road. Surreal.They never visited the local school, however. I assume they’d been manhandled by enough small and sticky fingers over the years at Jungle Gardens to know better than to visit a building in which children congregate. Funny stuff!

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