The New York Daily News reports that a "large and imperious peacock" escaped from the Central Park Zoo Tuesday and has been spotted on New York's Upper East Side. The incident sounds harrowing so far:
The exotic bird ended up on a fifth floor window ledge at 838 Fifth Avenue, across from the zoo, peering down at a crowd of onlookers and the yellow cabs whizzing by.
The bird looked confused and periodically pecked at the window, as if to get inside the luxury building. About 100 people gathered across the street, holding up cameraphones and joking about the unusual sight.