Breaking news: Chip the Frisky Peacock is finally back in custody.
You’ll recall that the naughty little fugitive (“the only thing he likes more than cat food is sex”) slipped free from a Loudoun County, Virginia, farm last week. On Thursday morning, he was finally apprehended, the Loudoun Times-Mirror reports.
Owner Kate Hogan and “crazy aunt” Kelly Rutkowski got ahold of the guy after five hours of wrangling. He’s in decent health and “maybe a little mad,” Rutkowski told the Times-Mirror.
When Chip busted loose last week, Hogan was overseas. That left the Tommy Lee Jones duties to Rutkowski, who told the Times-Mirror she planned to use another (presumably sexy) peafowl to lure him into a dog crate.
What followed was something of a wild
goose peacock chase around the area, with reported sightings in Lucketts, Lovettsville and Waterford. The whole episode got media attention after a post on the Abernethy & Spencer Greenhouses Facebook page.
Given the headaches that she and Rutkowski have had this past week, it seems like the right thing to do.