Posted on: 7:58 am, May 14, 2014, by FOX 4 Newsroom, updated on: 08:15am, May 14, 2014
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Shake your tail feathers, friends. Wednesday morning a FOX 4 viewer woke up to “loud squawking.” When she went to investigate, she spotted this:
We think it’s a white peacock. If it’s yours, it’s currently in the area of 1200 S. Franklin Drive in Independence, Mo. After seeing the bird on FOX 4 News, a viewer contacted us and said the bird’s owner is her neighbor.
According to Mark Alford, peacock expert extraordinaire, the male bird is called a peacock. A female is called a peahen. We aren’t sure if this is actually a male or a female, but since peacock is the term most people are familiar with this, we’re calling it that.
Neighbors stood watch and took appropriate action.