Wild Turkey Extravaganza

The past week at work has been pretty exciting thanks to the wild turkeys that have descended upon Brookline. Last week, a student was chased by a turkey down the street and up our walkway and tried to attack her. Laura and I were lucky enough to witness it on the video monitor in our office. After calling animal control and the police, a nice police officer came by, blew his whistle and swatted at the turkey with his police stick and the turkey ran away.

Today was just as exciting. I glanced at the video monitor and noticed last week's turkey sitting on our walkway. Taking a note from the policeman, we decided to see if we could scare it away with pots and pans. Check out the videos to see what happened.

Whatever you do, don't name them. The turkeys can't be trusted.

Posted at 9/25/2007 12:21:50 AM by Ryan

Wowww, that's crazy! He looks like he wants to come into your office :) I love the "Where did he come from?" I live in the area but haven't had the pleasure of seeing them yet.

Posted at 9/25/2007 2:22:42 AM by Susie

We saw a roving rafter of turkeys this weekend while passing through Brookline. I'm pretty sure one of them had a shiv tucked under his/her wing. Hoodlums.

Posted at 9/25/2007 9:14:31 AM by Ben

Ha ha. I get deer and bunnies in my neighboorhood; you get wild turkeys.

Posted at 9/25/2007 9:57:34 AM by Rachel

I'd like to write a story for BostonNOW about the turkey extravaganza going on in Brookline - do you mind giving me a call or emailing? 617-556-1728. Thanks. - Christopher Loh

Posted at 9/25/2007 10:19:32 AM by Christopher Loh

Poor turkeys - they're just trying to live their sad lives. Why make them more miserable? Can't we all just get along????

Posted at 9/25/2007 12:03:18 PM by Ellen

He very well could be our Thanksgiving meal, so at least his last days were fun...very funny Caroline.

Posted at 9/25/2007 1:45:41 PM by Ryan

Hi! I'm writing about this for the BU newspaper. Do you think I could talk to you a little bit about your encounters? Shoot me an email -- the story's due tomorrow. Thanks so much.

Posted at 10/16/2007 5:43:56 PM by Lauren

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