Back in the 1920's, a land developer released a number of peacocks in an upscale development on the Palos Verdes Pennisnula. They not only survived but thrived. Now there are at least three colonies of "wild" peacocks living in various residential neighborhoods in the hills of Palos Verdes. I believe they've learned that predators, like coyotes, tend to stay from people. Some of the human residents love their feathered neighbors while some hate them. In any case, they're here, and protected by law.