Queens Peacock Captured After Weeks on the Loose

By Nigel Chiwaya on August 31, 2012 12:59pm | Updated on August 31, 2012 1:04pm

 The peacock escaped from John Bowne High School in early August.
The peacock escaped from John Bowne High School in early August.
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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.

Animal Care and Control of New York City reported that the bird was returned to John Bowne High School in Kew Gardens Hills.

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.

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