Runaway peacock is on the loose
It might be unusual to see a peacock running across the highway, but if you happen to spot him, his name is Tango.
His owner, Kevin Cook, said Tango ran away Sunday afternoon, and has been seen darting back and forth on Route 2 near the intersection with the Blue Shank Road.
Cook is going through the woods on both sides of the road searching for Tango, and is using peacock sounds on his mobile phone and putting out dry dog food to try luring him back. Tango loves dry dog food. He said Tango doesn’t know how to get back home, and peacocks are fast runners, making them difficult to catch.
He got his pet from an Island breeder just a few days ago. He now realizes he should have kept Tango in a box pen for a couple weeks to prevent him from flying, but he and his wife opened the gate because he seemed calm.
“I just want him to come back safely,” said Cook.
He owns the Honey Tree Nursery in Norboro, and can be reached on his cell at (902) 4396104 if anyone has information on Tango’s whereabouts.