Since at least December, a colorful peacock has been showing up in the back yards of some Silver Spring residents.
July 23, 2013 A peacock wanders up the walk of a house in Silver Spring. The bird has never been seen by Montgomery County’s animal services officers despite numerous sightings by residents. “The problem is, by the time we get there, the bird’s gone,” Deputy Director Paul Hibler said, adding that the owners could face a $100 fine and civil citation for the at-large bird. Susan Biddle/For The Washington Post Buy Photo