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Peacock Strutting The Streets Of Queens; No Reports Of Missing Peacock

Peacock (file/credit: Orlando Sierra/AFP/GettyImages)

Peacock (file/credit: Orlando Sierra/AFP/GettyImages)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Anyone missing a peacock? Residents of Kew Gardens, Queens said they’ve recently noticed a peacock wandering the streets, front lawns and rooftops.

Officials from a nearby zoo and botanical garden say they are not missing a peacock.

So far, the colorful bird has eluded animal care and control officials.

Kew Gardens residents said the peacock’s been in the neighborhood for at least a week.

A nearby school has an agricultural program and animals on its campus, but Department of Education spokeswoman Marge Feinberg told The New York Times she could not confirm that’s where the bird came from. She said the school was checking.

A year ago, a peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo and settled on the ledge of a luxury building on Fifth Avenue. It was captured and returned to the zoo the next day.

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