Sparky The Peacock Rescued From Electricity Substation

4 July 2017, 11:05

Sparky the peacock

A peacock has been rescued after it was found roaming around an electricity substation.


A member of the public alerted the Scottish SPCA after spotting the bird in Lanark.

The peacock had been seen wandering around Colburn Substation over a two-week period.

He was rescued on June 27 and was taken to the Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre where staff have nicknamed him Sparky.

Animal rescue officer Stephanie Bain said: "A member of the public called us concerned when they saw Sparky roaming about near the substation in case he managed to get himself in a spot of bother.

"Sparky was seen hanging around the substation for around two weeks.

"When I went out to get Sparky he was quite underweight, but he's now in the care of our Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre and recovering well.

"We're sure he would like to be reunited with his owners.''

It is not known where Sparky might have come from.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.