OMG, Why Is a Wild Turkey Lurking All Over Lawrenceville, NJ?
If you find yourself driving through Mercer County and end up passing through Lawrenceville, NJ, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for a wild turkey that’s been lurking the streets.
I was scrolling through one of the local Facebook groups that I’m a part of and saw a thread talking about this turkey that’s been wandering aimlessly in the middle of Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township.
There are over 30 comments on this thread alone of residents talking about their encounters with the giant bird.
Some people were commenting how the turkey was blocking traffic for so long they were late to work, and others were late dropping their kids off at school because he was taking his sweet time crossing the road.
Of course, residents were quick to start pitching name ideas for him, but so far none of the names have been made official. This little guy has been making his presence known for a few weeks now and is a hot topic amongst the employees of Lawrence Township Public Works, which is who helped me get a picture of the newest local celebrity.
One of my family members actually spotted him recently and the turkey just walked right up to his car, so he's definitely not shy.
I was doing some research on if we’re supposed to be seeing random turkeys walking around in Jersey, and the NJDEP says that turkeys usually don’t make sporadic appearances (up north) until early April or so. So it seems like he’s a little early to the party for this year.
People have been saying they haven’t caught glimpse of him in a while, but keep your eyes peeled while you’re driving around South Lawrence, you may just be able to spot him.