2 Peacocks, 19 Prostitutes Found in Mexico Prison You gotta wonder what they were in for... By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Nov 8, 2011 8:46 AM CST 4 comments Comments What were peacocks doing in a prison? Why, being 'pets' of course. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Ah, the finer things in life: marijuana, booze, sex, cockfighting, exotic birds—if you live in Acapulco, all this and more can be found at a prison near you. Mexican authorities conducted a surprise search of the Acapulco penitentiary yesterday morning and found 19 prostitutes, two sacks of marijuana, 100 fighting cocks, dozens of televisions, and, yes, two peacocks, amidst other contraband, the AP reports. The peacocks were "pets," according to a state spokesman, who didn't explain how they wound up inside in the first place.