Alicia Yarrish Photography | My Colorful Fear of Peacocks

Fun Fact Friday : My Colorful Fear

August 19, 2016

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Fun Fact Friday : My Colorful Fear

August 19, 2016

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My crazy irrational fear of peacocks

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Yes, yes, I know… peacocks. Almost as bad as Harry Potter’s fear of pigeons. I am going to go ahead and self declare that a fear of pigeons is a tad bit worse than a fear of peacocks. If nothing else, at least for the sheer size of peacocks versus a tiny average bird. As always, there’s a back story to this fear- I didn’t just wake up one morning suddenly terrified of a very large, very colorful bird.

My family and I went to the Baton Rouge Zoo and were having a good ole time when I noticed a peacock was in with a fenced in tree. Side note, I don’t understand why trees need to be fenced. My best guess is so kiddos (and some adults) won’t climb said tree? Who knows! A fenced in tree though with a peacock in it looks more like a cage, because again, why would you fence in a tree? It’s not going anywhere… I digress. So! This peacock was looking mighty cute strutting its stuff inside its “cage”. Then all of a sudden the peacock flew OUT of its “cage”!! I obviously then did the most logical thing and began screaming that the peacock was loose, and ran behind my Mom who was of course historically laughing at me. As was everyone else in the entire Baton Rouge Zoo. What was really fun was to see my tiny cousins laughing at me who of course even in their single digit ages were not afraid of the peacock.

Apparently, peacocks don’t have cages and they roam throughout zoos freely because they are not vicious animals. Well let me tell you this particular peacock looked very vicious while it flew out of its “cage”, opened his wings (is that even what you call their large colorful flap?), and ran full force in my direction.

My family, especially my Mom, gets a huge laugh from this still. So much so that she very generously sent over a toy peacock for Greyson- har har, Mom, well played. And of course it is his favorite toy so far… Actually the only toy he will play with so far.

Do you have a crazy fear of an animal or anything else? I promise not to laugh if you are afraid of a pigeon like Harry! 😉 Let me know in the comments!

On a way more serious note, my family that I went to the zoo with that day lives in the region of Baton Rouge that is getting some horrific flooding. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts as well as all the others affected by the flooding. If you aren’t a praying person, but would like to send some good vibes over their way that would be so appreciated as well! In case you have not been keeping up with the news and have no clue what I am talking about there is historic flooding near Baton Rouge, Louisiana that has already affected more than 40,000 homes. Forty. Thousand. Homes. Unbelievable and so upsetting. The death toll is rising, and so many people are in unsafe conditions. So again, just please keep all these people that may not have a place to call home in your thoughts.

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My crazy irrational fear of peacocks

alicia-yarrish-fear-peacocks

Yes, yes, I know… peacocks. Almost as bad as Harry Potter’s fear of pigeons. I am going to go ahead and self declare that a fear of pigeons is a tad bit worse than a fear of peacocks. If nothing else, at least for the sheer size of peacocks versus a tiny average bird. As always, there’s a back story to this fear- I didn’t just wake up one morning suddenly terrified of a very large, very colorful bird.

My family and I went to the Baton Rouge Zoo and were having a good ole time when I noticed a peacock was in with a fenced in tree. Side note, I don’t understand why trees need to be fenced. My best guess is so kiddos (and some adults) won’t climb said tree? Who knows! A fenced in tree though with a peacock in it looks more like a cage, because again, why would you fence in a tree? It’s not going anywhere… I digress. So! This peacock was looking mighty cute strutting its stuff inside its “cage”. Then all of a sudden the peacock flew OUT of its “cage”!! I obviously then did the most logical thing and began screaming that the peacock was loose, and ran behind my Mom who was of course historically laughing at me. As was everyone else in the entire Baton Rouge Zoo. What was really fun was to see my tiny cousins laughing at me who of course even in their single digit ages were not afraid of the peacock.

Apparently, peacocks don’t have cages and they roam throughout zoos freely because they are not vicious animals. Well let me tell you this particular peacock looked very vicious while it flew out of its “cage”, opened his wings (is that even what you call their large colorful flap?), and ran full force in my direction.

My family, especially my Mom, gets a huge laugh from this still. So much so that she very generously sent over a toy peacock for Greyson- har har, Mom, well played. And of course it is his favorite toy so far… Actually the only toy he will play with so far.

Do you have a crazy fear of an animal or anything else? I promise not to laugh if you are afraid of a pigeon like Harry! 😉 Let me know in the comments!

On a way more serious note, my family that I went to the zoo with that day lives in the region of Baton Rouge that is getting some horrific flooding. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts as well as all the others affected by the flooding. If you aren’t a praying person, but would like to send some good vibes over their way that would be so appreciated as well! In case you have not been keeping up with the news and have no clue what I am talking about there is historic flooding near Baton Rouge, Louisiana that has already affected more than 40,000 homes. Forty. Thousand. Homes. Unbelievable and so upsetting. The death toll is rising, and so many people are in unsafe conditions. So again, just please keep all these people that may not have a place to call home in your thoughts.

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