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.
Peacock Makes Itself at Home in Queens
Residents in Kew Gardens, Queens are puzzled about how a peacock made itself at home in their neighborhood, hanging out on front lawns and on rooftops and eluding animal care and control officials. Tracie Strahan has more. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012)
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.