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This peacock, name Percival (or Percy to his flock of charges), was invited by farmer Mark S. Burgunder to keep snakes in check on his farm, but he found that the presence of Percy lowered chicken predation, as well, according to an article on Mashable.
Rachael Dupree is the former managing editor for HobbyFarms.com. She grows food and medicine on her 50-acre farm near Lexington, Kentucky. When not out working her land, you can find her in her kitchen not following recipes, on her yoga mat in a satisfying pigeon pose, or exploring the world’s nooks and crannies. Follow her on Instagram @rachael_dupree.