A group of peripatetic peahens are still on the loose after being spotted “relaxing” on a garden shed this morning (Thursday).

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Collectively knows as a muster, the group has made its way almost half a mile from Snaefell Park in Sheringham - the site they were first spotted at on Saturday - to a garden in Cowslip Lane.

Sheringham resident Richard Gausden jr, 16, first noticed the four peahens in his garden at 9am today and said he was “quite surprised” as he thought they would have been reunited with their owner already following a police appeal this week.

He said: “They’ve just been relaxing on the shed and eating bread. The only birds we’re used to in our garden is blackbirds and pigeons.”

Mr Gausden had been advised by police that if the birds were not in any danger to leave them.

A Norfolk Constabulary police spokesman said that their rightful owner had not yet come forward to claim the peahens and that they had informed the RSPCA but they were unable to help.

Police are now exploring the possibility to get them re-housed in a zoo.

● Anyone with information should contact PC Emma Sargeant at Norfolk police by calling 101 or email sargeante@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

5 comments

  • Nice story......Shame about the RSPCA being no help.From what I hear about the said organisation they absolutely love donations but that`s it!!....They used to be an organisation you could count on seems not the case anymore maybe time for a name change.....Any suggestions?

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    NR1`EY

    Friday, June 8, 2012

  • I didn't think that these birds wandered very far.

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    LittleEnoch

    Friday, June 8, 2012

  • I'm in shock....both a correct spelling AND a correct usage of the word "peripatetic"...in my wildest dreams I never thought I'd see the like of this....c'mon now, admit it, you had help on this one...(Wikipedia by any chance??).

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    merrydancer

    Friday, June 8, 2012

  • My mum might take the Peahens in. She does have 2 geese, 4 chickens and 2 ducks. But lots of land. If your stuck :)

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    Ben Carpenter

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • Why not leave them alone to see if they have some sort of homing instinct? If not why not just leave them alone-they are just like big noisy pheasants and will look after themselves. Better than having their wings clipped in some seedy zoo, even if Mr Tod takes a fancy to them.

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    Daisy Roots

    Thursday, June 7, 2012

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