Then it walked away. That was all.
"Who ever heard of a peacock here?" he said.
Anyway, he's kept some crackers ready, and kept watching the yard, because the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary is two miles away. Owner Sandy Carr said she would take another peacock.
Already, the shelter has Gorgeous George, an 11-year-old male. Also a 7-year-old male volunteers call Gorgeous George because they can't tell them apart. The female is easier, she's Henrietta.
This gang, well, they're not always the most pleasant company, sometimes picking fights with the shiny hubcaps on the Ford pickup Carr drives.
It must be better for peacocks in Davidsonville than in the suburbs, right? Carr might agree, but warns there are coyotes around.
"Some other people have bought them in south county and they have run away," she said. "People go on the Internet. You can buy anything."
You can also learn online, as Christian did, that peacocks may eat dog food.
Carr suggested luring the loner to a shed or garage and keeping it inside for a rescue. If anyone sees it again.
"They're hard to catch," she said. "They fly like jets." Call Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary at 410-798-0193 if you see the peacock.
Do not approach with hubcaps.