Want to see a Columbia County employee run for cover?
Just say the word “peacock.”
It’s not because they’re afraid of the noisy, colorful birds. It’s because, for several years, they’ve been badgered about peafowl in a small area of Martinez.
Virtually all of those complaints have come from one very vocal, and abrasive, longtime resident of the area. Everyone else long ago accepted the birds as just another quirky feature of their neighborhood.