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Union Gap Installing Peacock Warning Signs

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UNION GAP, Wash.-- A colorful group of pests is forcing Union Gap to install warning signs along Third Avenue and Ahtanum.

The city says drivers have had some issues with wild peacocks living along the wide hollow river.

The signs will tell drivers to pay extra attention in case any of the birds cross the road.

During mating season the birds can become aggressive toward cars, because they see their reflections in the finish.

"So, I think that if people just slow down, keep an eye out for the peacocks and, and I think for the most part it's better if they're not fed," said Union Gap City Manager Rodney Otterness.

The birds are not native to the area.

A local property owner brought them in many years ago; some escaped and started living in the wild.