Beware: Wild Turkeys on the Loose in NJ Neighborhood
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is pretty ironic. It has been reported that wild turkeys have been terrorizing a neighborhood in Toms River, New Jersey. Residents have said these turkeys have been attacking people, peaking at cars and even breaking windows.
“I can’t get out of my door,” one resident said. “Sometimes I can’t get out of my car. They go to attack you.” The individual was not named in the story, presumably out of fear of retaliation from the turkeys.
It is unclear exactly how many turkeys have been showing up. All we know is that the typically show up around dawn and dusk, and there's a lot of them. The only explanation for their presence is over development. According to Ross Licitra, executive director of the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, humans were the ones who took the turkeys' homes.
The most ironic part about this entire situation is the fact that this is all happening in Toms River, and a male Turkey is referred to as a tom. Coincidence? I think not.