US Ambassador fascinated by ‘dangerous peacocks’ in Sri Lanka
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung left a social media remark expressing her surprise on the existence of peacocks in Sri Lanka, during a her visit to the Southern Province in the country today (19).
Ms. Chung visited several areas in the province, and her tour included the visiting of a group of young people in Matara and the University of Ruhuna.
During her visit, she saw a name board with the words, “Danger, Peacocks Ahead,” which made Chung wanting to see ‘dangerous’ peacocks living in the country.
“I’d never imagined a dangerous peacock, but now I can’t stop looking for them!” Chung wrote on her Twitter handle.
Good Monday morning! I’m on the road this week, my first official visit to Southern Province. First observation: I’d never imagined a dangerous peacock, but now I can’t stop looking for them! pic.twitter.com/5RD4LG84xi— Ambassador Julie Chung (@USAmbSL) September 19, 2022
Her comments were replied with many twitter handlers across the country saying that she misunderstood the meaning of the name board, because it is a sign to protect the wildlife in the area from the vehicles travelling on the road, while some found it amusing referring the ‘dangerous peacocks’ she is mentioning to Sri Lankan politicians.