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Monday, February 5, 2018

Two Rocky River Turkeys Euthanized Following Harassment Claims

Posted By on Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 3:34 PM

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Rocky River is finally cracking down on its aggressive turkey problem.

Following reports of harassment by two male turkeys in the area, the birds have been euthanized. The decision was made after an officer from the Ohio Division of Wildlife witnessed one of the birds violently peck at a woman's pant leg. The woman was ultimately unharmed, being shielded from the turkey's beak by layers of winter clothing.



“This could have been a different situation, especially if the bird continued to become bolder," a spokeswoman from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources told Fox 8.

In what may read like a setup for an Orwellian allegory relating to a Thanksgiving related uprising, this turkey attack was not an isolated incident. Other postal carriers and joggers in the area have reported turkey harassment in recent months.

Following the euthanization on Friday, the turkey carcasses were fed to birds of prey at an animal rehabilitation center.


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