Neighbours in a rural Lancashire village are being terrorised by peacocks.
People living in Banks, near Hesketh Bank, are said to be suffering after a group of peacocks descended on the village.
The invasion has led to residents on the estate shutting their doors and closing their windows - and some are arming themselves with water pistols.
In one bizarre incident one of the peacocks leapt on to a greenhouse and crashed through thee glass.
And on another occasion one resident was so frustrated at being woken up by screeching at 3am that she went outside with a big jug of water and threw it over them.
One woman on the estate has complained that a peacock pecked a dent in her car after catching a reflection of itself.
Another neighbour had resorted to chasing them away with a feather duster.
Some neighbours have said the group are ‘over running’ the quite estate.
However, others say they ‘far less’ of a nuisance than the youths in the area and they are also ‘much prettier.’