high park peacock

High Park peacock mysteriously disappears (again)

The elusive High Park peacock has disappeared. After days of sightings in the Roncesvalles area and failed capture attempts, the bird has flown (or, more accurately, strutted) under the radar, causing Animal Control to speculate that it might have returned to High Park.

Is it possible that we'll never hear from the bird again? It's unlikely, but I doubt many thought it would be able to evade capture for as long as it's had. If it's back at High Park, there are plenty of dense bits of forest in the park that would provide cover, allowing the colourful creature to remain on the loose.

Animal Control has asked that the public contact them if the bird is sighted again, and are apparently watching Twitter closely for new sightings. For now, however, the trail has gone dry. Well done, peacock. Well done.

Photo by Jeremy Gilbert in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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