Just in time for Thanksgiving a rafter (flock) of wild turkeys has taken over the Holiday City section of Toms River, New Jersey. It may seem like a colossal pun aimed at the human population, but these birds are serious business. They seem bent on destroying just about everything that they come into contact with. Perhaps the time has finally come for turkeys to take revenge on us for all those Thanksgiving dinners.
The residents of the area have complained of damage to roofs and cars, broken windows, and biting. A flock of 40 to 60 birds has been terrorizing people with their aggressive behavior as they block doorways and traffic. One of the turkeys was even reported to have become infatuated with his own reflection in the chrome bumper of a car and flirted with himself Turkeys are known for not being the brightest birds in the world.
Not every resident in the 55+ community is bothered by the birds. One man pointed out that the area needs speed bumps to slow traffic but instead they now have turkeys on the job.
Local animal control has admitted that they are pretty powerless to help in this situation since they are not licensed to trap wildlife. The Division of Fish and Wildlife is working on the issue by trying to get access to large enough open space to be able to trap the birds for relocation.
There is one issue that everyone in Toms River may run "a fowl" of. Where there are birds there will be excrement. These turkeys are most likely the ones having the last laugh.
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