According tomedia CNET reported that smartphones have undoubtedly brought a lot of convenience to people’s lives. You can make phone calls, play games, navigate unfamiliar cities, and even use them to lure escaped peacocks. That’s what a Boston police officer did this week when he confronted a peacock that escaped from the Franklin Park Zoo.
At around 6am local time on Monday, a member of the public reported an unusual sight ingress with a police officer patrolling the Roxbury area: a large peacock roaming nearby. “A police officer at the scene relied on his wit to find the peacock’s courtship on his phone and managed to lure the peacock into a fenced yard, where he waited patiently for the Boston Animal Control Center to arrive,” the department said in a report on the Boston Police Department’s official website.
The department described the “responsible” peacock as “extremely large, slightly scary and pretty,” while visitors to the Boston Police Department’s Facebook page described the officer’s actions as “witty” and “awesome.”
The 6-year-old escaped peacock, named Snowbank, has been living at Franklin Park Zoo since 2013, according to the zoo. As in many parts of the world, zoos have been temporarily closed due to the effects of COVID-19.
The zoo’s peacocks are free to move, the group said in a statement, “although they usually roam throughout the zoo, it’s mating season and it’s likely to venture out in search of love and a peacock(female peacock). “