Durham County

August 22, 2014

Durham deputies hope to find owner of wayward peacock

Durham County sheriff's deputies were hoping a Facebook post would turn up the owner of one peripatetic peacock taken into custody on Hiddenbrook Drive and a second they were trying to bring in.

Sometimes sheriff's deputies' work is for the birds, not just people, as in the case of a wandering peacock found on Hiddenbrook Drive.

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office posted the bird’s becoming photo on its Facebook page Thursday, asking anyone with information to contact the Animal Protection Society of Durham if they owned the bird – and a second peacock that Animal Control officers were trying to corral in the same area – or if they knew who does.

The power of social media appeared to have worked as a visitor posted a note Thursday night saying, “These are my neighbors peacocks on Doc Nichols Road, 5 minutes from Hiddenbrook Drive. They clipped their wings a few weeks ago, but they still managed to fly off. I told her, and she will be calling APS tomorrow.”

Recalling the sheriff’s office’s efforts to find the owner of a rambling ram, deputies said on the page, “Peacocks are the new Bubba.”

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