...two peacocks, who were running across the road!
This isn't the first time this has happened, either. A few months ago, four peacocks had both lanes of traffic, coming and going, at a complete standstill because they were milling around in the middle of the road, and wouldn't commit to going one way or the other.
(In the late 1880s, some 'robber baron' decided that he wanted peacocks for his fancy estate, and imported a bunch of them from India. They multiplied!)