Peacock Tried to Woo Gas Pump.

For the past three years during mating seasons, a peacock named Mr. P has been strutting his stuff at a gas station in Brierly, southwest England, courting a gas pump!

Ornithologists reckon he is attracted by the clicking sound of the pumps, which resemble the mating calls of a broody peahen, The Times said.

His owner Shirley Horsman said: "In spring he gets his tail feathers and he gets frisky. Then he goes looking for love.

"He gets very amorous and the clicking of the petrol pumps makes the same noise as a peahen crying, 'Come on, I'm ready!'. Every time he hears someone filling up, he thinks he's on to a good thing.

"It must be so hard for him listening to these pumps giving him the come-on all day long but with no way of relieving that pent-up frustration."

His two brothers are similarly dim-witted when it comes to love. One appears to have a crush on a cat while the other has been spotted attempting to mate with a garden light.

Link | Telegraph Article | Times Article

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