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Jerk Peacock Runs Around Scaring Everyone (Tumblr Posts)

So, some animals are jerks, everyone knows that. From octopuses randomly punching other fish to parrots messing with dogs to cats just being... cats. But have you ever heard of a jerk peacock? Well, meet Goofus, or, as he is more commonly known, The Death Of The Universe And The End Of All Things. He's a jerk, and we love him. 

He has the most terrifying honk-like scream in the world, and he is not afraid to use it, whether it's against innocent feral cats, his humans, or other peacocks. Of course, he's also the kind of the blanket, and he's too fancy for your shenanigans. There's just something about birds having personalities that always gets to us, and Goofus id no different. 

tumblr posts about a jerk peacock that scares everyone thumbnail includes two pictures including to peacocks mid-flight and another peacock 'The feral cats, previously unaware that the Death Of The Universe And End Of All Things is currently living as a peacock, ran off at about fifty miles an hour and hid under the barn for the rest of the day. We probably should not have named the Death Of The Universe And The End Of All Things "Goofus," actually.'
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Colorful And Oddly Adorable Peacock Spiders

Another Spooktober special! OK, we know what you're thinking, "Spiders? Heck no." And we get that, and we're also like that. However, when it comes to peacock spiders, there's something enchanting about them. Yes, if we were ever in the presence of one, we'd probably run. 

These are just photos and vids, they can't hurt us. Remember that. 

The peacock spider is probably the most beautiful spider out there, with its vivid colors, and disproportional huge eyes, you can't help but think, "OK, these guys can be cool." Much like peacocks, male peacock spiders are the most colorful of the sexes and have displayed their colors bolding when trying to attract a mate. 

As much as they make us squeamish, bugs can be quite cool looking!  

colorful and beautiful peacock spiders - thumbnail includes two images of peacock spiders
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The Rare White Peacock Is Dazzling Even Without The Colorful Feathers

Watching a male peacock flashing his colorful tail feathers is definitely a spectacular sight.  

But what about the rare white peacocks? Can they make a dazzling appearance even without all those bold colors?

As you can see from the photos below, the answer is yes!

Contrary to the belief, those beautiful white peafowls are not albino. They are suffering from a genetic mutation called leucism, which prevents the pigments from being deposited into their feathers, leaving them with a total white appearance. 

With more than 150 feathers that reach their full length at the age of two, these rare peacocks are just as feisty and beautiful as their colorful counterparts. While some of them can be found in the wild, it's more common for white peacocks to be the result of selective breeding in captivity, where they can live for up to 50 years.

The Rare White Peacock Is Dazzling Even Without The Colorful Feathers | peacock spreading its huge tail feathers that are completely white
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Stick with me kid, I'll teach you how to strut your stuff and drive all the lovely peahens crazy!

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This splendid white peahen is quite the diva, outshining even the most outrageous showgirl. I'd go see her perform in Las Vegas anytime!

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Someday this squee squirt will have a beautiful headdress. Today it's a bit of a bedhead situation, but I think that's even cuter!

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This little guy has all the confidence of his flashy elders. You work that gravel, chick!

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Seriously, why did biologists/linguists/etc. ever think "fowl" was a fair term for all kinds of squee bird friends? It's a word that sounds far too close to another word that does not describe them in any way at all!

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Squee lovers, the winners of this week's Squee Spree contest are itty bitty peafowl babies! And this squee little peachick proves a long-held suspicion of mine to be perfectly true: Even without the fully-fledged plumage they develop later in life, baby peacocks still know how to strut!

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Squee lovers, this week's Squee Spree contest features two close cousins of the fluffy and feathered kind!

In the plentifully-plumed-when-older corner, we have darling little peacock tots! And in the phun with phonetics corner, we have darling little pheasant chicks!

Let us know which animal you want by taking the poll!

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Photos by epicnom and Fraser Gray