Vampire Peacocks?

According to MSNBC a peacock recently wandered into the parking lot of a Burger King and was promptly brutally attacked by a man that claimed it was a vampire:

The peacock, a male several years old, wandered into a Staten Island Burger King parking lot and perched on a car hood Thursday morning. Charmed employees had been feeding him bread when the man appeared.
He seized the iridescent bird by the neck, hurled it to the ground and started kicking and stomping the creature, said worker Felicia Finnegan, 19.
“He was going crazy,” she said.
Asked what he was doing, she said, the attacker explained, “‘I’m killing a vampire!”‘

The peacock was so badly injured that it had to be euthanized, while the deranged individual got away…

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4 Responses

  1. Had it been a small child…
    There are many problems here beyond a delusional man.

  2. And that man went on to become President of the United States.
    Now you know The… Rest… Of… The… Story.

  3. That stupid vampire got what’s coming to it.

  4. And, in the case of a single insane man, the violence that lives just beneath the surface of our shared consciousness appeared as a spike, a tiny blip on the radar screen of human behavior. It can be witnessed also in wars, gangs, domestic violence, blood sport, and the slaughter of innocents that appears the rule rather than the exception around the world.
    It becomes ever more critical that we look to the Gandhis and Kings, to the Buddhas and Christs for our models of human behavior. It is no longer okay for us to look the other way, tacitly condoning the destruction of life and of the planet that enshrines it.
    The time has come. The bell has rung. We will learn to live with each other (which means living with ourselves) and to see ourselves as part of a grander order or we will leave a wasteland to our children and theirs (at best).
    Hope you’ll forgive the jeremiad, but of late this reader has taken a look about and drawn some rather challenging conclusions (most of which involve more self analysis than finger pointing).

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