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Fernandina taxpayers forced to pay for growing peacock problem

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- It's going to a be a hefty burden for some locals to get rid of some problem peacocks. Action News found out both Nassau county and the city of Fernandina have received dozens of calls, but both say it's not their problem.

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Fbaker - 7/17/2013 5:33 AM
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We had the same problem just over a year ago, we paid out of pocket for a trapper that only caught one of the two that were around our place damaging cars and everything else. I actually had a JSO officer come to my house and informed me that I could not harm the fowl, that they were a protected species by the Dept of Agriculture. Even threatened me with being arrested. I ended up making a humane trap and trapped the male myself and relocated it. Another news station covered the story. Good luck Fernandina, there is no government agency that will help, we found out that the hard way.

Truthseeker - 7/16/2013 4:43 AM
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I didn't think that Florida's game laws protected non-native species.
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