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Boston Police Play Mating Call on Phone to Lure Escaped Peacock

A male peacock escaped from Franklin Park Zoo, and a Boston Police Officer played a mating call on his cellphone to help capture him

Boston Police

A peacock escaped from Boston's Franklin Park Zoo Monday morning, and a police officer used his phone to help capture the bird.

Police in the area were approached around 6 a.m. with a report that the animal had gotten loose. Officers encountered "an extremely large, slightly intimidating, and quite beautiful" male peacock, authorities said.

One of the officers who responded found a peacock mating call on his cellphone and used it to lure the bird into a fenced-in yard.

Boston Animal Control got to the scene later to capture the peacock.

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