Yesterday there was a hubbub in our neighborhood. I walked across the street to see why a gaggle of children had gathered and saw this beautiful peacock strutting by the fence in our neighbor’s yard.
Our neighbors do not, in fact, have a pet peacock – although how cool would that be?! I ran to get my camera while some other parents did their homework.
The responsible, non-photographing parents learned that the peacock had escaped from a local petting zoo. And by local I mean about three miles away. Peacocks don’t fly. They’re more of hoppers, so I’m not quite sure how he traversed a very busy road to end up in our midst, but I’m very glad he did.
Isn’t he spectacular? Peacock blue is such a stunning color. I kept thinking in my mind, “Dangit, if I only knew peacock sounds, I could trick him into thinking I was a female bird and he would open his tail feathers to court me!”
Oh well. It was quite an adventure to have a peacock in our midst. RedDog followed it around for a good half hour. Not me. I got my two good pictures and went inside to eat dinner. We all talked around the table about the strangest, coolest thing – a peacock in the ‘hood. Awesomesauce.