Snowy the white peacock recovering after being hit by car

The peacock has lived at the estate for four years, since it was a chick

By Julia Bryson

BBC News

A rare white peacock described as a “local celebrity” at its country park home is recovering after it was hit by a car.

Snowy suffered injuries to its head and neck when it was struck near Normanby Hall Country Park in North Lincolnshire on Thursday morning.

Despite earlier reports it had been deliberately driven at, police said the peafowl had walked in front of the car.

The four-year-old bird was seen by a vet but is now recovering at the park.

Snowy was hit just outside the grounds of the estate, on Normanby Road between 11:00 and 11:30 BST.

The peacock lives at Normanby Hall in North Lincolnshire

“We took him to the vets who said he had hurt his leg and neck, we thought it was touch and go but they did a great job.

“He is feeling a bit sore and tender, so we won’t be letting him out for a week, he has had something to eat and drink so he’s feeling a bit better.”

He added: “The staff here were absolutely devastated, Snowy is like a pet to them, he is really tame.

“He is well-loved locally so thankfully he is going to be OK.”

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “We received a report of an accidental collision involving a peacock and car at Normanby Hall Country Park, yesterday at approximately 12.35pm.

“Following lines of inquiry, it was established that the bird had travelled into the path of the car.”

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