Appeal to help find missing pet peacock
IT TURNS out birds of a feather don’t always stick together.
Scott Ratcliffe of Blackrod is the owner of three peacocks — but is currently missing one of his feathery friends as the exotic birds have a habit of escaping.
The two birds in question — the regally named Victoria and Albert — are now safely back home with Mr Ratcliffe — but the third bird, Edward, is still on the loose.
He is named after former king of England Edward VIII — and much like his namesake, who abdicated in 1936 — Edward has seemingly “flown the nest”.
Mr Ratcliffe, aged 38, of Meadow Way, is hoping that The Bolton News can once again help spread the word to anyone who may have seen Edward.
He said: “We’ve only had the peacocks for two weeks — my wife, Maria, wanted to get them because she thinks they are beautiful.
“But they do have a habit of escaping and Edward went missing just two days after we got them — we are getting a bit worried about him now.
“We found Victoria and Albert behind the Ambulance station on Scott Lane and had to grab them quickly but they are safely back now.”
Mr Ratcliffe, who also keeps sheep and goats, would like anyone who has spotted Edward to get in touch with him.
And Cllr Cunliffe is also hoping that Edward makes it home safely.
She said: “They are such beautiful birds and I’m glad that the two who visited my garden have made it back safely — now I just hope the other one makes it home as well.”
A spokesperson for the RSPB confirmed that peacocks are “curious birds” who are quite likely to take flight.
He added: “They are not afraid to explore different surroundings.”
If anyone spots a peacock on the lose they are encouraged to contact Mr Ratcliffe on 07449954355.
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