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.
Kew Gardens residents said the peacock’s been in the neighborhood for at least a week. 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.
Apparently the bird grew tired of the high-class digs this morning. It leaped from the ledge where it had been perched, and flew back to the zoo.
The bird’s Fifth Avenue appearance was quite the event on an otherwise quiet August afternoon.
Zoo Director Jim Breheny said she was found Wednesday morning in the garage of a local business and safely caught.