Recently, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced that she would abdicate. Her son, Crown Prince Willem Alexander, would become king on 30 April.
Not everyone seems to be happy. Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad reports today, that on the queen’s birthday, yesterday, 31 January, a royal peacock escaped from the The Hague palace garden.
He went to the nearby Haagse Bos forest. He was caught there later.
This is a peacock video.
Probably, the bird was sick of the Dutch media’s sycophantic coverage of the royal family.
Contrary to the female peacock which escaped from Bronx Zoo in New York City in the USA, this Dutch peacock is male.
Faking a noise usually reserved for sex makes male peacocks more attractive: here.
Haagse Bos mammals: here.