I just got a call from Jody Page, the Pierce County Animal Control officer that was investigating the case of Bubba the dead peacock from Spanaway.
When she arrived in the neighborhood Friday, she was investigating claims that the peacock was beheaded and shoved under a porch. The bird had roamed the neighborhood for more than three years.
But later that day, residents said they found the peacock — head intact — in a sleeping pose under the porch.
Page said she’s closing the case at this point.
"There’s nothing that I can see as potential case of animal cruelty,” Page said. “It appears he died of entirely natural causes. It’s unfortunate that the neighborhood pet has passed on, but that happens.”