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Sighs Of Relief After Troublesome Peacock Returns Home

Tuesday August 12 2014

DARFIELD'S infamous peacock has been returned to his owner!

The bird - called Blue - has been rampaging through the Springbank Road area, tearing up gardens and scaring children.

Having made its way to nearby Church Street, it was there where 72-year-old Bert Beaumont cornered the peacock and returned him to owner Stuart Allott, of Billingley.

Bert said: "My wife Jenny laid a trail of corn into the garden shed and by the evening Blue had followed the trail and was in the shed eating the corn.

"I crept up and closed the door and Blue's summer holiday was over."

Bert contacted the RSPCA who put him in touch with Stuart to reunite him with his hen and chick.

Local resident Debbie Thawley, 35, had complained the peacock had been scaring her 20-month-old daughter Maisie.

She said: "We have been to the zoo this week - can guess what the first exhibit contained?

"We don't consider peacocks to be exotic birds any longer. We have them in Darfield."

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Reply Posted by Lorraine on Thursday August 14 2014 at 19:55
Took a photo off him in our St in thurnscoe

Reply Posted by Marie Jones on Sunday August 17 2014 at 09:04
People have said that they have seen a peacock in Thurnscoe last year already, Derry Grove way.. Would it be the same peacock which was wandering about? Any suggestions welcome.

Reply Posted by rachael allatt on Sunday August 17 2014 at 09:48
Can i just say its my uncle in laws peacock and its spelled "Allatt".lol xx