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Peacock Seen Wandering Queens Has Been Captured

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

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

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The strut is up for one peacock that had been roaming Queens for weeks.

The colorful bird was captured in Queens on Friday morning after it was spotted peacking the ground behind an apartment building.

The New York Post reports that the bird escaped from a high school in the Kew Gardens section of Queens in mid-August.

The bird was seen wandering the neighborhood since then.

Police and animal control officers began trying to capture it on Aug. 21, but various attempts involving nets and darts had failed.

A Long Island bird expert, Bobby Horvath, finally made the collar on Friday.

He tells the Post that he captures two or three escaped peacocks a year.

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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