A friend has peacocks, a male and female. The female is penned up sitting on eggs but the male has been freeranging during the day and penned at night. He can fly, not clipped or pinioned. This has been the situation at his house for several years and all has been well. Yesterday there were feathers all around that looked like they were pulled out. He is molting and his long train tail was already gone. He is a big, healthy, strong bird but is now missing. What could have done this? In NC, in the mountains so there is every creature here. But this occured during the day.