April 21, 2023 9.25 am This story is over 7 months old

Beloved Normanby Hall peacock hit by car

Snowy the peacock was taken to vets

Update: Humberside Police says it now believes that the bird had travelled into the path of the car accidentally.

A peacock at Normanby Hall Country Park has been seriously injured after he was hit by a car.

The country park reported that Snowy the peacock was hit on Normanby Road between 11am and 11.30am yesterday (Thursday).

Humberside Police recieved a report of the collison involving a peacock and a car at around 12.35pm on April 20. It has since been clarified that it was an accidental collision.

Normanby Hall Country Park said on Thursday: “Two members of staff took Snowy to the vets, where he was cleaned up and checks carried out.

“The next 24 hours are critical, we hope he recovers! Thank you to the vets and members of the public for helping in this matter.”

The news caused sadness on the page’s social media, with one person saying: “So sorry to hear this, we saw him on Sunday, my son loves taking pictures of him.”

Normanby Hall County Park later posted an update which said: “Thank you to everyone who has shown concerns to Snowy, over the last 24 hours.

“We are pleased to share that he has made improvements over night, and we hope he makes a full recovery.

“As you can understand, you will not see Snowy around the Park for a while.”

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