Fox News host (and man who doesn’t understand why the person in the mirror does the exact same thing as he does) Tucker Carlson had Miami Zoo wildlife expert Ron Magill on his show to talk about the infestation of peacocks in southern Florida and southern California as people release their pet peacocks into the neighborhood and the birds take over.
Surprisingly to Carlson–who obviously wanted someone on to say that an Los Angeles ordinance banning feeding peacocks was an overreach of government–Magill said the regulation wasn’t unreasonable given how destructive and disruptive peacocks can be, such as attacking cars, destroying vegetable gardens and cawing loudly at night (as Magill demonstrates in the clip above).
Carlson was so expecting Magill to be pro-peacock that, when Magill came out in favor of the LA ordinance, Carlson was more dumbstruck than usual, asking awkwardly, “Not to be blunt, but are they edible?”
Magill warned that peacocks can become very aggressive with black and dark blue cars where they can see their reflections, pecking at the car because they think they’re fighting a rival bird. I’m sure Tucker understands that impulse.