Back to School for Escaped Peacock
John Bowne High School's agriculture program keeps a long list of animals on their campus, including peacocks
Friday, Aug 31, 2012 Updated at 3:59 PM EDT
It's back to school for a Queens peacock that escaped earlier this summer from a local high school and was seen wandering the neighborhood.
The peacock is back at John Bowne High School in Kew Gardens Hills, where it is part of a menagerie of animals that live at the school.
An employee of the school told NBC 4 New York that the agricultural department at the high school keeps lizards, turtles, parrots and other birds at their campus, which is half a mile from where the bird was spotted in Kew Gardens Hills.
The elusive bird was finally nabbed by Animal Care and Control of New York City, which returned it to John Bowne, officials there confirmed Friday.