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City to set up feeding stations in local parks to attract High Park peacock

City to set up feeding stations in local parks to attract High Park peacock

Escaped peacock
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, June 1, 2015 4:36PM EDT

TORONTO – Staff with the city of Toronto are planning to set out feeding stations in local parks to attract a peacock that’s been on the loose for days.

The colourful bird escaped the city’s High Park Zoo on Friday and caused a stir as it was seen jumping from rooftop to rooftop.

Animal control officers previously tried to capture the bird using blankets and nets but stopped actively pursuing the peacock on Saturday because they were afraid of driving it further away.

Nancy MacSween says the bird is frightened by all of the attention it has been getting.

Residents who see the bird are being asked to keep their distance and notify the city.