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PICS: Peacock makes lucky escape after being stolen by drug addicts

The plan was allegedly to sell the peacock and its the feathers separately, and hopefully profit handsomely for a heroin fix.


An unsuspecting peacock was put through the ringer by two enterprising drug addicts in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday.

According to Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa), the bird was stolen by the addicts and had some feathers plucked. 

The drug addicts being confronted by Rusa. Picture: Supplied

The plan, according to a man who purchased it from the addicts at R300, was to sell the bird and the feathers separately, and hopefully profit handsomely.

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The proceeds were allegedly going towards feeding the addicts’ heroin addiction. 

PICS: Peacock makes lucky escape after being stolen by drug addicts
Picture: Supplied

Rusa was contacted by a concerned passerby who told them the occupants of a white VW Golf bought the bird from the addicts. 

When Rusa tracked the vehicle down, officers found the peacock in the backseat of the vehicle. It’s legs were bound. 

PICS: Peacock makes lucky escape after being stolen by drug addicts
Picture: Supplied

Luckily, the peacock survived the ordeal, and other than being slightly worse for wear, shaken with a few feathers missing, it looks as though it will make a full recovery. 

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