- Created on Thursday, 09 March 2017 00:00
LAS VEGAS - April Juelke and her husband, Chris, thought they had bought a piece of paradise when they moved into their ranch-style home. It was on Smoke Tree Lane, in the early 1990's.
That excitement ended at dawn the next day.
"We heard something on our roof that scared us to death," April, 55, recalled last week. "We thought a burglar was breaking in, but it was a bunch of peacocks."
For years, wild pea fowl have been a problem for the Juelkes -- and other Paradise Road residents who live near Casa de Shenandoah, Wayne Newton's nearly 40-acre ranch estate.
The Juelkes and others claim the birds roost at the ranch.