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article imageVideo: Wild turkeys attack car on roadway

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By Leigh Goessl
Nov 15, 2012 in Odd News
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Farmington - As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches in the U.S., some wild turkeys' feathers appear to be a little ruffled as they attacked a car in Connecticut as the motorist was attempting to drive to work.
NBC News reported on Marcos Carreras' experience of getting "attacked" by wild turkeys while driving his car, not once, but twice.
The first experience reportedly happened on Halloween. Now, as Thanksgiving approaches, the wild turkeys in Farmington, Conn. are "fighting back", noted NBC.
The latest turkey incident happened as Carreras was driving to work yesterday morning. A turkey, which he refers to as "Frankenturkey", chased one car, then turned to his; the turkey pecked on the driver door of his car.
Carreras took a little over a minute of footage of the episode which shows the turkey boldly chasing down one car, then turning and coming at Carreras' vehicle, right up to the window.
Screen grab of turkey coming at the car
Marcos Carreras
Screen grab of turkey coming at the car
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Carreras tries to shoo the turkey away, but to no avail, not even after engaging in a "turkey" yelling match with the bird. Nor did honking his horn convince the turkey to move.
NBC News also noted that Michael Gregonis, a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) indicated that turkeys can get more aggressive in the fall.
At the end of October, a flock of wild turkeys, flying at eye level, led to a two-car crash on I-91 in Vermont.
The state DEEP website notes about 35,000 wild turkeys roam throughout Connecticut and its woodlands, mostly living in hardwood forests and open fields, but if this video is any indicator, the turkeys prefer to take to the roadways as well.
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