Friday, November 4, 2011

Percy, named for the dashing Captain John Percival

In the 1990s Percy roamed in three states, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--not hard, since the three states met 400 or so feet south of the Landenberg house. I fed him bread and called him by brushing my hands together fast. He lived out in the open all year long but favored our railings. It was sad seeing him there in the ice and snow, but I read that peacocks are native to high Indian mountains. It was hard to leave him.

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