Pompey the peacock settles into new home

IN CARE The Fratton Park peacock
IN CARE The Fratton Park peacock

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THE Indian peacock found wandering around the away end at Fratton Park has been settling into his new home.

He has taken up residence at the Stubbington Ark Animal Shelter in Ranvilles Lane, Fareham, after being brought in from the football ground on Monday. He was found during a routine check of the ground.

The peacock, dubbed Pompey by staff, is very wary of strangers and has already pecked his handler.

Unfortunately, efforts to trace his owner have resulted in a dead end so far.

Vanessa Eden, fundraising manager at the animal shelter, said: ‘We are obviously keen to trace Pompey’s owner as peafowl are highly sociable and require companionship and can live up to 20 years.

‘Pompey could be someone’s pet or part of a petting zoo.’

Anyone with information about the peacock can call The Ark on 01329 666910, and speak with Lucy Fry or Barry Hobbs.