Local residents in the Cambridge in the US have reported being harassed by local wild turkeys, as reported by modernfarmer.com
Wild Turkeys are a regular feature in these areas, with many to be found in fields, forests and gardens in the New England region. Yet what is not common, is the increased reports of harassment by turkeys in the area.
Residents in the small city across the water from Boston have recently reported extensive harassment by the turkeys of locals. The locals in the area recently voted to ask the city manager to speak with the director of the city’s animal commission, with the aim to implement new rules regarding the terrorising turkeys.
Residents in the area are merely seeking guidance on how to stop the nuisance turkeys. Some residents even hilariously claim the turkeys are strategizing against people. The residents are tired of having their feathers ruffled, by their poultry nemesis.
Funnily enough the Cambridge residents are not the only ones who have reported the turkey terror, with a high number of reports from the Boston area alone. Turkeys have been reported to be chasing police officers, circling dead animals and even chilling in a parking lot. What next?
The latest animal terror tirade follows recent animal trends of terrorising the human population. Deer have joined the fun, with recent reports of them terrorising the public in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The reason behind the increased animal confidence? The loss of apex predators in the region, which has led to increased population numbers of these prey animals.
The turkeys though are not causing much harm, bar the odd fright to locals. They do not harm the environment and they don’t damage or break any property like many bigger animals. That isn’t much help for the people of Cambridge though, who must march on through the turkey terror.