Cornelius the peacock has been found! He’s made it over the Hume Highway and is living with neighbours Kevin and Lois, in their old hayshed.
The plan was for Lois and Allison to throw a net over the bird, at which point I’d leap on it and subdue. Unfortunately it figured out our ruse before we could implement it, and flew off. Peacocks are powerful flyers.
Here’s a pic of Cornelius from when we bought him.
Addition: At the Fire Brigade Christmas party in Dec 08, we were presented with Cornelius’ splendid tail, which had moulted. He’s still happily living as a recluse at the neighbours’ farm.