Lost and Unclaimed Peacock Wanders Queens, New York

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It's not every day that folks are confronted with a beautiful peacock hanging out on the lawn. For residents in Kew Gardens, Queens, this has become the norm over the past week, according to WNBC.



Neighbors are unsure why this peacock has decided to make the Queens community its new home, but it has managed to elude animal care and control officials. While residents are a little confused, they find their unusual visitor's stay a bit entertaining.

"You don't see something like this every day. It's very big and nice with the tail. It's very pretty," said Ronnie Aziz, whose dog notified her that the friendly peacock had flown on top of their roof.

Aziz's neighbor, Miriam Schwartz, is concerned that people are feeding the bird things it should not be consuming. "They don't know what the bird is really supposed to eat," she said.

No local zoos have reported a missing peacock, making the exotic bird's origins even more mysterious. However, according to The New York Times, it is likely that the bird came from John Brown High School in Flushing, Queens. The school has an agricultural program and many animals on its campus, including two peafowls. The New York City Education Department could not confirm that the school was missing a peacock, but a spokeswoman said, "It's possible one got out."

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