Martha Stewart mourns the loss of her beloved peacock who was brutally murdered in her home in Katona, New York.
The 80-year-old TV personality took to her Instagram page on Saturday to share the news that her peacock named “Blueboy” was among a group of her birds that were devoured by a pack of wolves.
“RIP Beautiful BlueBoy” debuted on the July 23 post, along with a video of the peacock spreading its amazing plumage.
Mourning: Martha Stewart, 80, shared the news of the killing of six of her pet birds, including a lovable peacock nicknamed BlueBoy, by a pack of coyotes. It was filmed in 2021
Tragic: The lifestyle expert posted a video of BlueBoy in her Instagram post on July 23
Stewart has gone on to share some of the details behind her tragic loss to BlueBoy and others.
‘The coyotes came in broad daylight and devoured him and five others including the cool white boy,’ the New Jersey native wrote, before asking her 1.6 million fans and followers on Instagram for any advice on how to deal with coyotes.
“Are there solutions to get rid of six large and aggressive coyotes that have exorbitant tastes when it comes to poultry?” asked the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
To accompany the clip, Stewart chose the song Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye.
Heartbreaking: Stewart revealed that the birds were killed in broad daylight and that they were allowed to roam outside the yard
RIP: The video also showed two other birds, including what appears to be the White Boy, another bird ‘devoured’ by wolves
Safety Tips: TV personality asked 1.6 million Instagram fans and followers for advice on how to deal with ‘six big, aggressive coyotes’
Stewart had already taken some precautions to avoid another attack like this from happening again.
“We no longer allow the peacock out of his yard,” she said, adding, “We encircle the top of the big yard with wire fencing and so on.”
Back in November 2021, the Martha Stewart Living star revealed on Instagram that her peacocks and peacocks were ‘liberated’, which necessitated being allowed to roam the farm during the day out of the enclosure.
“Having been confined for two years in a half-acre container, I decided to give them the freedom of daylight – aka running a farm!” She wrote at the time, along with a series of photos of the birds on her property. Until they have to return at twilight to their safe mansion at night when wild predators make the rounds of chicken coops, pigeon house and geese yard.The peacock is very friendly, sociable and clean, it is welcome everywhere. And they are beautiful.
Really amazing: Martha Stewart Living star has been posting pictures of her peacocks on her Instagram page over the years
Taking precautions: Stewart has already taken precautionary steps and no longer allows her birds to roam freely outside the yard
Spreading his wings: This male, blueboy peacock is shown strutting out his feathers in front of Stewart’s sprawling home believed to be in Westport, Connecticut
Over the years, Stewart has been posting photos of her birds on her Instagram page.
Just this past March, she shared two photos of her adorable peacock with her feathers spread out.
“One of my ‘blues brothers’ has gone viral in the spring. Looks like the peahens like it! Photo Through the Fence by @petertmichaelis’,” she wrote on March 9.
And just 11 days later, she shared an adorable photo of a peacock, in all its glory, apparently in front of her home.
‘On the same date every year!!!’ I poured out on March 20th.
Animal lover: The Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Foundation has a variety of different birds on their property
Warnings: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued warnings about the infestation of coyotes in the state, along with tips on how to prevent conflicts with wild animals on its website, which includes never allowing pets to run free, especially at night
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