Peacock on the loose in student accommodation
‘My housemate got too close to it when she was unlocking her bike,’ says communication and information student Maria Pavlova, who saw it happen. ‘She was scared, but she managed to pull her bike from the rack and she wasted no time riding away.’
It’s unclear how the peacock ended up near the student complex. The Village’s residents think it may have escaped from a nearby park, but, so far, no one has asked after the feathered rebel. They haven’t tried to get rid of it themselves, either. ‘We don’t want to disturb it too much’, says Maria.
No other incidents have been reported so far, so the students haven’t called in help. ‘The bird is just walking around the grounds. It seems peaceable, so it’s fine’, says Maria. ‘I even took some crackers and started feeding it. It was just an unpleasant surprise to be woken up by a shrieking bird when you’re sleeping off your drink.’