Queens Peacock Captured After Weeks on the Loose
KEW GARDENS HILLS — Done playing hooky, the Queens peacock is back in school.
The elusive peacock that gained notoriety after avoiding cops and roaming around Queens was finally caught Friday morning.
According to spokesperson Richard Gentles, multiple Animal Care employees, along with a third party partner, were needed to capture the bird, which was returned to the school unharmed.
The peacock, which escaped from the high school's agricultural department in early August, drew headlines and inspired a parody Twitter account last week when it escaped numerous capture attempts by cops, Animal Control employees, and John Bowne teachers.