One peacock down and one to go

One of two rogue peacocks which have been on the run in Oamaru. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
PHOTO: SUPPLIED
One of the two rogue peacocks in Oamaru has been captured, but his partner-in-crime remains at large.


Waitaki District Council regulatory services officer Kyle Thompson-Connell confirmed one peacock was captured on Thursday.

It had been rehomed at the Oamaru Public Gardens aviary, as no-one had claimed ownership of it. Council staff were called to Blue Stone Drive earlier this week after two male peacocks were reported roaming and a parked vehicle was reported damaged.

Mr Thompson-Connell said there were no pressing concerns about the outstanding peacock but the regulatory team would be responding to any reports of sightings, should the missing peacock reappear. 

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