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Peacock Escapes Zoo, Dies
After Feet Frozen to Tree

NBC 4 Washington (D.C.), by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/8/2014 5:54:22 PM

A peacock that escaped from a suburban Chicago zoo Tuesday and had its feet frozen to a tree while spending 90 minutes in below-zero temperatures has died from the cold, zoo officials said. Blue, a male peacock that lived at the Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo for at least five years, flew out of his heated pen and on top of a nearby pine tree Tuesday after he was fed and cleaned, according to Randall Oak’s park and division manager Brian Mangiaracina. Staff attempted to rescue the bird but ultimately called the West Dundee Fire Department, which brought in a 100-foot ladder for

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Poor dumb bird.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 1/8/2014 5:58:57 PM     (No. 9684899)

Paging Mr. Darwin, Mr. Charles Darwin.... your peacock is ready to be picked up...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tren9, 1/8/2014 5:59:10 PM     (No. 9684901)

The bird was a democrat.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: had2, 1/8/2014 6:07:35 PM     (No. 9684910)

A frozen peacock named "Blue".

Oh, the irony!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4justice, 1/8/2014 6:21:22 PM     (No. 9684927)

Poor little guy. I feel bad for him. Too bad it wasn´t an NBC employee instead.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thewarden, 1/8/2014 6:46:12 PM     (No. 9684965)

I feel rather sad about this. They are such lovely creatures (but apparently not too bright).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RightShoe, 1/8/2014 6:54:06 PM     (No. 9684984)

Cook him up and eat him.

Do you have any idea how many peacocks there are running around here in West Phoenix? Is there some particular reason that the Chicago fire department was involved in attempting to rescue this poultry?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/8/2014 6:57:02 PM     (No. 9684990)

Probably thought it was a penguin.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/8/2014 7:00:26 PM     (No. 9684997)

What´s Patti LaBelle doing up in that tree?

s/o

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Reply 9 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/8/2014 7:10:59 PM     (No. 9685017)

Beautiful plumage isn´t it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/8/2014 7:12:50 PM     (No. 9685019)

#6, not sure how much a field dressed peacock would weight out - probably not worth the fuss.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ualslosar, 1/8/2014 7:14:16 PM     (No. 9685022)

He´s not dead...just restin´

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/8/2014 7:18:03 PM     (No. 9685029)

He´s an ex-peacock.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/8/2014 7:20:56 PM     (No. 9685036)

A friend who lives very near the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, CA, and is besieged by peacocks, their mates and their assorted children, will be getting this in his email...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/8/2014 7:21:58 PM     (No. 9685040)

That´s nothing, a 90 pound tortoise escaped from the San Diego zoo recently, probably because the air conditioning had broken down. I don´t know how one that large could be wandering around without being found.

I mean, how far could he have traveled at one eight of a MPH.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/8/2014 7:35:02 PM     (No. 9685053)

What about the fool that let him out in the cold ?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 1/8/2014 8:17:14 PM     (No. 9685108)

His last words: "But they told me it was global warming!"

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Melkor, 1/8/2014 8:27:37 PM     (No. 9685114)

He´s pining for the fjords

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