Neighbors are on the offensive in Brookline after what some residents are describing as aggressive turkeys. “They were attacking the vehicle,” Karen Halvorson said outside her home in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood. After getting in her truck, a neighbor came and ran the birds off but it didn’t stop there. “Then, the turkeys came and started attacking my front door,” she said. A second run-in came a few weeks ago as she walked nearby. “I looked back and three of them charged me,” she explained. She moved to the center of the street to avoid the animals, but it wasn’t enough.
Comments: This in the land of the Tofu Eaters tribe.
Several of the comments make statements suggesting they would just kick the bird or grab it´s neck. These morons have never been up close to a aggressive 20 plus pound turkey. My money is on the turkey! Eventually these folks will pay handsomely to have these birds removed and turned into food for the less fortunate.
My friend´s Airedale Terrier of 85 lbs takes out so-called aggressive turkeys one after the other. He goes right through flapping wings, claws, and beak to get the job done. Anyone who has been around live turkeys for any length of time will tell you how stupid they are.
We live in Mass, and one of those aggressive turkeys is on our table today, stringy but it´s the thought that counts. My daughter grabbed it by the head and wrung it´s neck after about the 5th attack at her office. Good girl!
Wild turkeys are no joke. It is true that turkeys are not very smart, but wild ones can be quite clever. I wouldn´t try to get in a tussle with one. The turkey would win. They can be quite violent and they don´t quit.
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The Other Guy, 11/22/2012 7:59:38 PM (No. 9029879)
My arthritis occasionally makes it a little difficult to pull the cork out of the bottle. And when I was young and stupid I´d occasionally have a mild hangover from too much of it. Other than that Wild Turkey hasn´t given me any problem.
Wild turkeys can weigh up to 25lbs, can fly at 35 mph for short distances, have claws and the males can have spurs over an inch long. That plus lotsa angry chasing you would not be fun. A well placed bullet will solve the problem but we are talking MA so never mind. Best just run and stay indoors.
I used to live in New Hampshire very rural area, we had bands of maundering wild turkeys. Not the sharpest tool in the shed, my biggest concern was we lived on a dirt road off a dirt road and some of these turkeys would stand in the middle of the road and try to stare me down.
I did not want to hit one so I would shut off the engine, turn off the lights and Mr./Ms. turkey would get bored and wander away. Turkeys are not nocturnal so this always happened around the end of daylight savings time--I guess they didn´t get the memo.
I have to say in the North I have never seen a wild turkey that would weigh anymore than 8 or 10 pounds dressed.
Here on Cape Cod a retired woman came out of her house to walk her greyhound and the turkey was waiting. The poor dog didn´t stand a chance. a $3000. vet bill to cast a broken leg convinced me to keep away from them.
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