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Posted: July 28, 2017

Here's the story behind guy carrying peacock on NYC subway

MILWAUKEE, WI -  JUNE 08:  A Peacock, displays his beautiful colors at the Milwaukee County Zoo on JUNE 08, 2013.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
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MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 08: A Peacock, displays his beautiful colors at the Milwaukee County Zoo on JUNE 08, 2013. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

NEW YORK —

A photo of a man carrying a peacock on a New York City subway went viral on Twitter this week.

Twitter user posted the unusual image on Thursday. Fellow riders did not seem to be alarmed by the animal being held by a man in the middle of the subway car.

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Curious web sleuths turned to Reddit for the full story. A Reddit user named BarFreddys claimed to be the man in the photo. He said the peacock is stuffed and a mascot of a bar that he manages called Weather Up. For confirmation, BarFreddys posted an image of himself with the peacock on Reddit, with the caption, "MTA Peacock guy here, stay classy New York."

MTA Peacock guy here, stay classy New York from pics


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