"Crawford was aware of my nonprofit and that I use a Net Launcher," Varland told The Dodo. The Net Launcher by Trapping Innovations is a net that humanely captures birds.
First time's the charm
"I took a morning off to see if I could catch him and give it a shot," Varland said.
What Varland predicted might take an entire day actually was achieved on the first attempt. He set up his Net Launcher and captured the peacock immediately.
"First Peacock ever to ride in my 4Runner...eagles, vultures, peregrine falcon...yes, ...but a Peacock! This was a first!" Varland wrote on the Coastal Raptors' website.