A RANDY peacock goes mad – he attacks cars after mistaking his reflection for a love rival.
Pete is said to get excited when he sees himself especially in black livery.
It leaves engines scratched and dented, and some owners cover their cars with blankets.
One victim, father of three Andi Ramsden, 42, was furious: “He attacked my £12,000 BMW and my £18,000 Audi. He made the wing, door and back of the car.
“He hits her with his head until his head bleeds. He’s a nutcase.”
Pete has lived in the Yorkshire village of Seaton for six years and had moved to a nearby farm with his pal Philomena.
But he prefers the wild life and has returned to the village – while she refused to leave her new enclosure.
Builder Nick Rollinson, 64, said: “Pete came home alone and has been looking for a mate ever since.
“You can tell when he’s feeling a little horny because all his feathers are up.
“He tries his hand at the newest and shiniest cars. He pecks and spits and usually bangs his head against the bodywork.
“Most of the time the scratches will buff out, but if he’s really freaked out it’s worth hundreds of pounds of damage.”
Community Council leader David Atkinson said: “It’s mating season so he’s desperate for love.”
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