Martha Stewart lost six peacocks in a daytime coyote attack

"Any solutions for getting rid of six large and aggressive coyotes who have expensive tastes?" Stewart asked

By Kelly McClure

Nights & Weekends Editor

Published July 23, 2022 1:21PM (EDT)

Martha Stewart attends Vanity Fair's 6th Annual New Establishment Summit at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
Martha Stewart attends Vanity Fair's 6th Annual New Establishment Summit at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Six of Martha Stewart's strutting peacocks, including favorites named BlueBoy and White Boy, were killed during a daytime coyote attack on her estate in Westchester County. 

Stewart broke news of the tragic incident via a post to Instagram on Saturday in which she said "RIP beautiful BlueBoy. The coyotes came in broad daylight and devoured him and five others including the magnificent White Boy. Any solutions for getting rid of six large and aggressive coyotes who have expensive tastes when it comes to poultry? We are no longer allowing the peafowl out of their yard, we are enclosing the top of their large yard with wire fencing etc."

Amidst condolences, Instagram and Twitter couldn't pass up the opportunity to rib Stewart for her flair for drama.

"Martha Stewart is honorary gay Leo poet (August 3)," said Poetry Project Executive Director, Kyle Dacuyan.

"Martha Stewart posting a video set to Marvin Gaye with a caption about coyotes murdering her peacocks in broad daylight.....," said another Twitter user.


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"One thing about Martha Stewart is she's gonna write an incredible insta caption eulogy when she tells us one of her animals died," wrote yet another fan on Twitter.

"RIP to Martha Stewart's peacocks that were devoured in broad daylight by coyotes, absolutely trash Leo season moment," said artist and writer Krista Leigh.

Back in April, Martha took to socials to publicly mourn the death of her cat, Princess Peony, who was killed by her own dogs.

"Burying the beautiful and unusual Princess Peony," Stewart wrote alongside a photo of the cat's burial. "The four dogs mistook her for an interloper and killed her defenseless little self. I will miss her very badly."


By Kelly McClure

Kelly McClure is a journalist and fiction writer who lives in New Orleans. She is Salon's Nights and Weekends editor, and her work has been featured in Vulture, The A.V. Club, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, Vice, and elsewhere. She is the author of Something is Always Happening Somewhere

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