INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The owner of an intriguing, white peacock tried for several hours Wednesday afternoon to coax her bird out of a tree a few miles from its home.
The owner of the bird, whose name is Teacock, said he wandered away from his backyard on Monday.
Wednesday morning some neighbors in the area of 1200 S. Franklin Drive in Independence noticed the unusual white peacock.
"Get the cat in the house," Randy Shelton said. "I came out back, looked up in the tree and there's a five-foot bird in the tree."
The owner of the bird, Robyn Rush, isn't sure how her pet peacock got so far from home. She and her granddaughter, with the help of neighbors, spent a few hours trying to lure Teacock out of the tree, but he has evaded them each time.
“I have no idea. However long it takes to get him,” said Rush, when asked how long she was going to stay outside.
FOX 4's Robert Townsend said he got close to the peacock, but Teacock then hopped on a fence, then hopped in a neighbor's backyard, where two dogs scared him back up another tree, where he remained as of Wednesday evening..