Turkey terrorizing college campus

A "very aggressive" turkey has apparently been terrorizing people on the University of Michigan's North Campus.

"Do not try to approach the turkey," deputy police chief Melissa Overton said. "We've gotten calls from people who have been trapped and unable to move because he's cornered them."

"He hasn't hurt anybody, but he's a very aggressive bird... He's also created a traffic hazard because apparently he likes to lay down in the middle of the road and not move. It can be very difficult for the buses to get around him."

(MLive)

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  1. Haha. City folk.

  2. This is why police departments need automatic weapons and armored vehicles.

    Oh, and wasn't there something on the international news the other day about Turkey and terrorism? I seem to remember air strikes.

  3. Turkey terrorizing college campus

    And yet they still gave it a gun and a badge.

  4. My brother-in-law had a huge pet wild turkey (and a bunch of non-pet ones)... Old Tom intimidated a lot of visitors and neighbors just from his size and his love of seeing his reflection in car windows. He would pursue a few people, but never actually did anything aggressive. I enjoyed challenging him to drumming sessions...
    When I was in highschool, one of our cross country practice runs took us through the territory of a gang of wild turkeys -- they would chase people sometimes. The only injuries were to folks who decided to go through an old barbwire fence to avoid them.
    The best defense is an aggressive chicken dance

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