ROLLING HILLS ESTATES (AP) — A Los Angeles animal welfare group wants to track down some killers — of peacocks.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says more than 40 peacocks and peahens have been killed in Rolling Hills Estates since 2012.

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Some were shot with pellets or BBs, run over or poisoned, and one was hit with a crossbow bolt.

Two birds found dead last weekend may have been killed with buckshot.

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The spcaLA on Friday asked anyone with knowledge about the deaths to come forward.

Peafowl roam free in the southern Los Angeles suburb. They’re known for their gorgeous tail feathers — and for their droppings and loud, annoying squawks.

However, intentionally killing them is illegal, potentially leading to felony charges of animal cruelty.

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