At least one peacock struts stuff in Pine Grove

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2005

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP-"I didn't know what it was first time I saw it," Brooke Adams said. "My fianc\u00E9 pulled up about half way in the driveway and shouted 'Quick! Get a camera.'"

The Adams family had a visitor: a three-foot-tall peacock strutting through the middle of their Pine Grove back yard.

Peacocks are raised all over the world but are not usually seen in Lawrence County. So his visit came as a bit of a surprise.

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"By the time we got a camera it was gone," Adams said.

But not for long: The peacock that first appeared two weeks ago now frequently rests in the field on the Adams' horse farm. And it returns daily to their yard. He even has a schedule, showing up like clockwork at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

"He'll come up and peck on the window in the TV room and my cat will just sit there and watch it," she said.

The peacock may have a companion: One of Adams' friends who lives on State Route 93 near Lake Vesuvius, has seen what she believes to be a female peahen - perhaps the mate to Adams' visitor.

"We have no clue where they came from," Adams said. "We don't know if someone raised them and let them go or they got loose. We just don't know."

Adams said she did not know if anyone else in her community has encountered the neighborhood's newest addition.