Jessica Littleford spotted this peacock on her neighbour’s house in Lake Country. - Facebook

Missing a peacock? It might be wandering the Okanagan

There’s a peacock on the loose in Lake Country

The hunt is on for the owner of a colourful peacock, who decided to make a stop in an unusual place.

Jessica Littleford was on a walk with her dog Monday night around 6 p.m. when she saw a peacock nestled on the roof of her neighbour’s home on Redecopp Road.

“I’ve never seen one (in this area before) especially not on a neighbour’s roof,” she said.

READ MORE: Bylaw officer assaulted in B.C. suburb over peacock complaint

After posting a photo of the bird in a popular Lake Country Facebook group, Lake Country residents posted their suggestions of where the bird came from.

A few suggested the Kangaroo Creek Farm, but owner Caroline MacPherson said it’s not the farm’s.

READ MORE: ‘Mr. Peacock’ willing to help B.C. city with peacock problem

MacPherson said she’s been getting inquiries about it, but there are peacock farms in the area as well as wild ones that have been spotted in Westbank.

They’be been seen near Old Vernon Road, near Dick and Chase Roads, and Redecopp Road.

The kangaroo farm’s peacocks are all accounted for.

“They’re very hardy. All it takes is for someone to have kept them at some point and leave them and they’ll usually continue (living,)” she said.

READ MORE: B.C. city approves plan to relocate 100 peacocks

MacPherson said if residents are able to trap the peacocks, the kangaroo farm is willing to take them, but they need to be trapped in a confined space.

She suggested feeding the bird and gradually moving its food into a confined space, like a garage.

READ MORE: To address peacock problem, B.C. city moves ahead on trapping plan

@carliberry_
carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna RCMP search for missing senior

Cathy Wilson has dementia and was seen leaving her care facility in Rutland

Kelowna community bike ride raises $120,000 for charity

Money from the Payton & Dillon Budd Memorial Ride went to the Canadian Mental Health Association

More road closures planned due to construction in Kelowna

Hart Road and Grantham Road in Kelowna will be closed beginning Thursday

Okanagan College culinary students experience local Indigenous flavours

Traditional Okanagan-Syilx styles were taught by Westbank First Nation Elders

Multi-Generational Activity Centre is officially underway in Lake Country

Federal government provides an extra $585k to support the project

VIDEO: Driver doing laps in busy Vancouver intersections nets charges

Toyota Camry spotted doing laps in intersection, driving towards pedestrians

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Penticton baby suffers injuries from fall

Emergency crews responded to a report of a fall at a residence at 4 p.m. on June 26

Missing and murdered Indigenous women remembered at Okanagan rally

Red Dress campaign honours the memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada

Explicit sex-ed guide for adults mistakenly given to Creston elementary students

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Public tip leads to seizure of drugs and weapons in North Okanagan

Concerned citizen spots male sleeping in car in residential area

Most Read