No, there is no hidden meaning behind the title, nor am I on a wildlife safari. I saw a peacock crossing a lane today, right here in Mumbai.
Surprised? Tell me about it.
I was near Juhu Church today, driving nonchalantly when suddenly the bird appears. Poof! out of nowhere, crossing the road as if it owned it. And in no time Thy Majesty had stalled the traffic ‘coz obviously everyone was gaping at it, including me. Of course that was exactly what the whole vain strut was all about – attention seeking tactics.
It was a dazzling sight, the bird alluring, bewitching and so graceful, right in front of my eyes. It was surreal.
First I was not sure what I was looking at, because you just don’t jump to the conclusion that you are staring at a peacock in a busy city street, right? It is not a natural, everyday occurence, totally incomprehensible.
Anyways, after a little enquiry, I learnt that one of the residents in that area has a peacock and a peahen as pets. I am having a tough time convincing my parents to get me a puppy, and there are people owning peacocks :P. A little weird I must say, but also wow!
One gets to see unusual things in this city, no wonder I love it so much.
So I am taking all my friends again for peacock sighting, I might just get lucky again ;). Anyone interested?
Updated: 10th Dec, 2010
I did manage to get a shot of the birds. Check it out on my photoblog.