A man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a small peacock, but the cause of death is still unknown.

Conner Hills police said on Thursday that they had received information about a man shot on Saturday night in the area of the area where the animal was found.

“At this time, there is no indication that the deceased was a person who was a resident of the vicinity of the scene,” Const.

Steve Hines said.

Hines said police had received several reports of shots fired in the neighbourhood on Saturday.

Officers were called to the area around 5:40 p.m. local time to the report of shots being fired, but when they arrived, the victim was dead.

Hills said the investigation is still ongoing and that the cause and manner of death of the animal remains under investigation.

The family of the deceased has been notified.