A RANDY peacock is going pecks mad — attacking cars after mistaking his reflection for a love rival.
Pete is said to fly off the handle when he sees himself in black paintwork in particular.
He leaves motors scratched and dented and some owners are covering their cars in blankets.
One victim, dad-of-three Andi Ramsden, 42, fumed: “He’s attacked my £12,000 BMW and £18,000 Audi. He’s done the wing, door, and back of the car.
“He headbutts them until his head bleeds. He’s a nutter.”
Pete has lived in the Yorkshire village of Seaton for six years and had been moved to a nearby farm along with mate Philomena.
But he prefers the wild life and has returned to the village — while she refused to leave their new pen.
Builder Nick Rollinson, 64, said: “Pete came home alone and has been searching for a mate ever since.
“You can tell when he feels a bit randy because all his plumage is up.
“He has a go at the newest and shiniest cars. He pecks and spits and usually ends up banging his head into the bodywork.
“Most of the time the scratches will polish out but you can be talking about hundreds of pounds of damage if he’s really gone bonkers.”
Parish council chairman David Atkinson said: “It’s mating season so he’s desperate for love.”