Have You Seen a Peacock on the Loose In Newaygo Co? Is it Yours?
There is an escaped peacock that has been roaming around Newaygo County, Michigan, and authorities are wondering where it came from and if you can help.
A peacock is a very beautiful bird so you would think if your neighbor owned one you would remember that sort of a thing.
For a peacock to be running around a Michigan neighborhood on its own accord, it would have had to travel a long way since they originally come from India.
Similar to pheasants and turkeys that are found in Michigan, the male of the peacock species is the one who gets all the beautiful colors. Peacocks are also known as peafowl and have spread around the world as symbols of wealth and power.
Can a Peacock Survive a Michigan Winter?
The answer is yes a peacock can survive a Michigan winter. Peacocks have remarkable adaptability and can thrive with proper care.
I lived in northern Indiana and an area county park had peacocks and occasionally they would wander away. I saw them in fields miles away from the county park and even saw one while I was in a treestand deer hunting one morning and there was snow on the ground. I had seen one particular bird regularly for a couple of years.
Have You Seen This Peacock?
A peacock was seen over the weekend in the Grant area of Newaygo County. Unless this bird escaped from John Ball Zoo it is more than likely the pet of someone in Newaygo County.
According to the Newaygo County Sherrif's Facebook page, if you are looking for your missing peacock you will find it near East 120th and South Walnut near Grant. If you or someone you know has any information or it is your bird, please contact SGT. Bailey at 231.689.5288.