Martha Stewart mourns the loss of her beloved pet peacocks, who were brutally killed at her home in Cato, New York.
The 80-year-old TV presenter took to her Instagram page on Saturday to share the news that her peacock, Blueboy, was among her group of birds that were devoured by a flock of coyotes.
“Rest in peace beautiful BlueBoy,” she began in a July 23 post, along with a video of a peacock spreading its incredible feathers.
Mourning: Martha Stewart, 80, shared the news that six of her pet birds, including a beloved peacock named BlueBoy, were killed by a group of coyotes; she is pictured in 2021
Tragic: The lifestyle guru posted a video of BlueBoy in her Instagram post on July 23.
Stewart went on to share some of the details of her tragic loss to BlueBoy and others.
“Coyotes came in in broad daylight and ate him and five others including the gorgeous White Boy,” the New Jersey native wrote, before asking her 1.6 million fans and Instagram followers for any advice on how to deal with coyotes.
“Is there any solution to get rid of six large and aggressive coyotes that have overpriced tastes when it comes to poultry?” asked the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
To accompany the video, Stewart chose the song Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye.
Heartbreaking: Stuart said that the birds were killed in broad daylight and that they were allowed to walk from the yard.
Rest in Peace: The video also showed a couple of other birds, including what appeared to be White Boy, another of the birds ‘eaten’ by coyotes.
Safety Tips: The TV presenter asked her 1.6 million fans and Instagram followers for advice on how to deal with “six big, aggressive coyotes.”
Stewart had already taken some precautions to avoid a repeat of such an attack.
“We don’t let the peacocks out of their yard anymore,” she shared, adding, “We fence the top of their big yard with wire fencing, etc.”
Back in November 2021, star Martha Stewart Living revealed on Instagram that her peacocks and peahens had been “freed”, which entailed allowing them to roam the farm during the day outside of their enclosure.
“After spending two years in a half-acre enclosure, I decided to give them the freedom of daylight—that is, farm management!” she wrote at the time, along with a series of photographs of birds on her property. “Until they must return at dusk to their safe Palace for the night when wild predators make their way around the chicken coops, dovecote and goose yard. Peacocks are so friendly, sociable and clean that they are welcome everywhere. And they are wonderful.”
Truly amazing: The Martha Stewart Living star has been in the habit of posting pictures of her peacocks on her Instagram page for years.
Taking Precautions: Stuart has already taken precautions and no longer allows her birds to roam freely in the yard.
Spreading his wings: This blue boy-like male peacock displays his feathers in front of Stewart’s huge house, believed to be in Westport, Connecticut.
Over the years, Stewart has been posting pictures of her birds on her Instagram page.
Just in March of this year, she shared a couple of photos of her favorite peacocks with spread feathers.
“One of my ‘blues brothers’ is completely bloated for spring activity. Peacocks seem to love it! Photo over the fence by @petertmichaelis,” she wrote on March 9.
And then, just 11 days later, she shared an incredible photo of a peacock in all its glory, seemingly in front of her house.
‘It’s that time of year!!!’ she exclaimed on March 20. “My male peacocks walk around, and the female peacocks pay attention to it.”
Animal lover: Founder Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has a variety of different birds on her property.
Warnings: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued warnings that coyotes are common in the state, as well as advice on how to prevent wildlife conflicts on its website, including never allowing pets to run free. especially at night.
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