Eric the peacock was living in a homeless woman’s car before he was rescued last year, after being found trapped in the vehicle in Stanmore Bay’s sweltering heat. Eric is now a father and living his best life on a farm, Stuff reports. But he’s also central to a custody battle between his former owner and his rescuer. While the first owner has an emotional bond with Eric, she is also keen to have him back for his moulted feathers. As a pied peacock, some of Eric’s feathers are white, meaning she could make money selling them to the fashion industry.