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Watch a Peacock Vandalize a Los Angeles Liquor Store (Video)

The exotic bird did $500 in damage before being shooed out

Manic Monday has taken on a whole new meaning for one Los Angeles-area business. On Monday, a female peacock — technically a peahen, with the species called peafowl — paid a visit to the Royal Oaks Liquor Store in Arcadia, California, and caused $500 worth of damage, according to AP News.

Store manager Rami Ghanem was not aware of the bird’s presence until a customer pointed out what he mistakenly thought was a chicken. After an unsuccessful attempt to shoo the peahen from the premises, Ghanem called 911. By the time an animal control officer arrived, the avian trespasser had perched on top of a liquor shelf. The following video – taken from Ghanem’s cellphone – shows the officer chasing her with a net as she knocks down several bottles of liquor.

As Ghanem said to AP, “He was trying to get it with the fishing net, and (the bird) jumped on the first wine bottle. When that happened, I was like, ‘Aw, this is about to be a big mess…’ It just went straight diving into all the bottles. The more he kept on trying to use the net, the more it kept on flapping its wings and knocking everything over.”

The peacock wreaked havoc in the store for 90 minutes before being successfully and safely removed. According to USA Today, peacocks are fairly common in the area and are protected by law.

Watch the video below.

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