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BEHIND THE SCENES: Guelph Humane Society seeks owner of wandering peacock

GuelphToday's Santana Bellantoni takes us behind the scenes

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Today's spotlight is on's Santana Bellantoni, whose story 'Guelph Humane Society seeks owner of wandering peacock' was published on Jan. 15.

A peacock has been roaming around near a turkey farm in Belwood for the last week and was captured on Sunday.

The male peacock is in the care of the Guelph Humane Society and the owner is yet to be found. The peacock was spotted about a week ago by a woman who has a turkey farm off Sideroad 20. 

On Jan. 14 she called the humane society again and told them she contained the peacock by giving it turkey food while it was hiding underneath a porch.

“They're not great fliers, but they do fly better than a chicken does. So they are a bit tricky to catch,” said Victoria Welsh, manager of animal services at the Guelph Humane Society. 

Animal service officers were able to capture him with a net, she said.