An escaped peacock named Tango was recently caught in Prince Edward Island after six weeks on the run.
In May, an escaped peacock in Toronto also made headlines as it jumped across rooftops.
But wait, there's more! A "rather large and aggressive" peacock was also on the loose in London, England this summer.
Similar escapees have made headlines in Balitmore. And New York City. And Colorado. And Mumbai. And a charming English village.
What's the deal, peacocks?
Why are they all so intent on escaping?
What are they planning?
This scientific* analysis shows peacocks are particularly wont to fly the coop compared to other animals.
Just look at this breakdown* of a peacock's natural instincts.
In the interest of actual science, we talked to a real peacock expert: Dennis Fett. Better known as Mr. Peacock.
Mr. Peacock has written a book on peafowl. He's done research. He has a farm full of 'em in Iowa. He and his wife (Mrs. Peacock, obviously) host YouTube shows. Their home has peacock-print wallpaper.
Rest assured, this man knows peacocks.