A long time ago, a neighbor of mine who lived on the outskirts of a game preserve, had problems with wild turkeys. The tom's (males) can be aggresive at certain times during the year, and since he had kids, he's was always worried about one of the kids getting hurt by these toms.
So, at the time, the only real place to get any kind of consultation on just about any subject going ... was at our local American Legion Post.. especially during happy hour.
And... off he went ... and returned with advice from a noble collection of experts.. and here's what they came up with.
::::: Sprinkle the shrubs and ground (not on the grass) with black pepper. Since these birds are scavengers..PEACOCKS included, pepper leaves an order that doesn't aggree with them.::::::::
It worked!!! Gone where the hens and the toms after two weeks. And during the end November here in New England ... his family sits down to that customary Holiday dinner.. and says with thanks ... PLEASE PASS THE PEPPER!!
So, I'll say to you what I say to my pitchers when there about to start ... Go Get'm Kid!