Subscribe Register Login

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 2:30 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Pet peacock killed in Texas after attacking women

This article was published February 15, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.

HOUSTON — The suburban Houston caretaker of a pet peacock dubbed "Meanie" has shot and killed his feathered friend after the bird fanned his feathers and used his talons to attack several women.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says in a statement the peacock attacked a woman on Friday while she was being questioned by a deputy investigating a complaint about the bird. The deputy fired a stun gun at the peacock, but he continued his attack. The statement says the frightened woman fled indoors and the peacock's caretaker used his shotgun to kill the bird.

The peacock's caretaker Riley Richards told KHOU-TV he and his wife called the bird Meanie. He says the bird, who was owned by his daughter, had previously attacked other female relatives.

Comments on: Pet peacock killed in Texas after attacking women

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Hearing test

    arkansas based company looking to hire a couple or individua...
    GARFIELD, AR

  • Diesel mechanics

    mechanicsa truck rental and leasing company inbusiness for o...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Driver trainees

    truck drivertrainees needed!Learn to drive forStevens Transp...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Teachers

    Lee County School District is accepting applications for:Sec...
    MARIANNA, AR

  • Driver trainees

    15 driver traineesneeded now!Become a driver forEmpire Expre...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 963 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online