Martha Stewart is mourning the loss of her beloved pet peacocks who were savagely killed at her home in Connecticut.
The television personality, 80, took to her Instagram page on Saturday to share the news that her peacock named ‘Blueboy’ was among a group of her birds that were devoured by a pack of coyotes.
‘RIP beautiful BlueBoy,’ she began in the July 23 post, along with a video of the peacock spreading his incredible feathers.
Mourning: Martha Stewart, 80, shared the news that six of her pet birds, including beloved peacock names BlueBoy, were killed by a group of coyotes; she’s pictured in 2021
Tragic: The lifestyle guru posted a video of BlueBoy in her Instagram post on July 23
Stewart went on to share some of the details behind her tragic loss of BlueBoy and the others.
‘The coyotes came in broad daylight and devoured him and five others including the magnificent White Boy,’ the New Jersey native wrote, before asking her 1.6 million Instagram fans and followers for any tips on how to deal with coyotes.
‘Any solutions for getting rid of six large and aggressive coyotes who have expensive tastes when it comes to poultry?’ the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia founder asked.
To accompany the clip, Stewart picked the song Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye.
Heartbreaking: Stewart revealed the birds were killed in broad daylight and that they had been allowed to feely roam out of the yard
RIP: The video also showed a couple of other birds, including what appears to be White Boy, another of the birds that were ‘devoured’ by the coyotes
Safety tips: The television personality asked for tips from her 1.6 million Instagram fans and followers on how to deal with ‘six large and aggressive coyotes’
Stewart has already taken some precautions to avoid another such attack again.
‘We are no longer allowing the peafowl out of their yard, she shared, adding, ‘We are enclosing the top of their large yard with wire fencing etc.’
Back in November 2021 the Martha Stewart Living star revealed on Instagram that her peacocks and peahens were being ‘liberated’, which entailed allowing them to roam the farm during the day outside of their enclosure.
‘Having been confined for two years in a half acre enclosure I decided to grant them daylight freedom- aka the run of the farm !’ she wrote at the time, along with a series of photos of the birds on her property. ‘Until they have to return at twilight to their secure Palais for the night when the wild predators make the rounds of the chicken coops , pigeon house and geese yard The peacocks are so friendly and sociable and clean they are welcome everywhere. And they are beautiful.’
As reported in the New York PostConnecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued warnings about coyotes being common in the state, along with tips on how to prevent conflicts with the wild animals on its website, which includes never allowing pets to run free, especially at night.
Truly amazing: The Martha Stewart Living star has made a habit of posting photos of her peacocks on her Instagram page over the years
Taking precautions: Stewart has already takenary steps and are no longer allowing her birds to roam freely out of the yard
Spreading its wings: This male peacock, seeming BlueBoy, is show strutting out his feathers in front of Stewart’s sprawling home believed to be in Westport, Connecticut
Over the years, Stewart has made a habit of posting photos of her birds on her Instagram page.
Just this past March, she shared a couple of photos of her beloved peacocks with their feathers spread.
‘One of my “blues brothers” fully fanned for spring time activity. The peahens seem to like it! Photo thru fence by @petertmichaelis,’ she wrote on March 9.
And then just 11 days later she shared an incredible photo of peacock, in all of its glory, seemingly out front of her home.
‘It’s that time of year!!!’ she gushed on March 20. ‘My male peacocks are out strutting and the females, Peahens, are taking note.’
Animal lover: The Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia founder has an assortment of different birds on her property
Warnings: Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued warnings about coyotes being common in the state, along with tips on how to prevent conflicts with the wild animals on its website, which includes never allowing pets to run free, especially at night