July 2, 2007
Vampire-like Peacock Gets Mugged by Man
Man Beats Peacock He Says Was Vampire via the Washington Post reports that a man beat up a peacock because he thought it was a vampire.
Reportedly, the peacock walked into a parking lot neat Burger King. A man spotted it and thought it was a vampire, so he beat it, beat it so bad that all of its tail feathers fell out. In fact, the bird had to be euthanized after the beating.
Richard Gentles, a spokesman for the city's Center for Animal Care and Control said:
"It's just unbelievable that someone would do something to a poor, defenseless animal and do it in such a cruel fashion."
He seized the iridescent bird by the neck, hurled it to the ground and started kicking and stomping the creature, said worker Felicia Finnegan, 19. WOW.