Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Did John Bowne's peacock escape?
From the NY Times:
One man, waiting for the bus near the Georgetown Mews, a residential co-op complex, offered a sound guess: John Bowne High School, in Flushing. It is only half a mile away from Jewel Avenue and Main Street, the site of one peacock sighting.
The school has an agricultural program and many animals on its campus, including, as it turns out, two peafowls.
A secretary at the school said the bird might be theirs. “The peacock gets out and he comes back,” she said. “He wanders.”
A spokeswoman for the New York City Education Department, Marge Feinberg, said she could not confirm if the school was missing a peacock.
“It’s possible one got out,” she said. “We’re checking.”