VIDEO: Peacock caught in Southern California liquor store

LOS ANGELES, Cali. (NBC) — A bird went on a bender on Monday inside of a Southern California liquor store.

Animal Control in Los Angeles County was called in to capture a peacock that made its way into a liquor store in the City of Arcadia.

As the bird tried to elude its capture, it knocked over several bottles of booze worth an estimated $500.

With a bird’s eye view of business below, customers were still coming and going — some even taking pictures with the bird.

The peacock was eventually caught and released at a local animal refuge.

Peacocks are a protected species.

In California, even feeding them comes with a fine of up to $1,000 and six months of jail time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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