Peacock Hitches Ride With Pair
A happy story for our souls.
A peacock was picked up by a concerned Jerry Dimick along a road in Lackawanna County. The beautiful bird was just standing along route 307 near Clarks Summit and no other cars stopped except for Dimick's.
Dimick said he and his friend were driving home on Route 307 in Newton Township when they spotted the beautiful peacock standing on the side of the road. Jerry had a bird's eye view.
"I was afraid someone had hit it already. The way it was standing it looked like it was sick. It was scared. It was real scared."
Not knowing what to do, Dimick decided to wing it.
"All I did was went 'smooch, smooch, smooch, smooch' and the bird came over to me and I reached out and grabbed him," Dimock said.
With no room in the back of his pick-up truck, Jerry planted the peacock in the front seat.
"The bird was sitting in between the two of us. He sat there," Dimock added.
It's not an everyday thing that a peacock sits in your front seat. No wonder everyone wants a peek.
"I'm shocked. I've never seen a bird like that before in my life," said Dimick.
At Dimick's home in Taylor, there was a proud peacock in the pick-up and everybody wanted to take a peek.
Dimick is doing his best to find the peacock a home.
He said he's determined to find the bird a safe place to live. He said he's called the game commission, animal control, SPCA, even the local zoo, but hasn't gotten anywhere.
"I will find a place for the bird. If I have to keep it in my truck, I'll keep him in my truck. I'll ride around with him as long as I got water and food in there. I'm not going to worry about nothing. The bird will be alright," vowed Dimick.
His family and friends are curious about their feathered friend. Dimick's granddaughter is not wild about the idea of picking up stray birds.
"I would never pick up a bird like that," said Heather Marchesani of Taylor. But she said she is not surprised. "My grandfather is that type of person."
Dimick said he'll do whatever it takes to give the bird a sanctuary, because birds of a feather flock together.
"I love all animals, all animals, even skunks, anything."
It was reported that Dimick's feathered friend is going to a farm where other peacocks live.