Wild Turkeys Are Terrorizing a Senior Living Community in New Jersey
Tom Turkey and his feral pals are celebrating Thanksgiving early in Toms River, New Jersey.
A 55-and-up senior living community in the Jersey Shore town is being terrorized by a gang of 40 to 60 aggressive turkeys that are pecking at cars, blocking doorways and threatening the locals.
"We have them on the roof, they're pecking at our roofs," Holiday City resident Donna Scala tells ABC News. "Our brand new vehicles? They're pecking at our vehicles...All I'm looking for is that they be moved. Put them in a big property, hundreds of acres of property."
Unfortunately, local officials aren't authorized to do anything about the problem. "It's nuisance wildlife," explains Toms River Animal Control rep Richard Barbosa. "We are not licensed to trap, relocate, or as they use the word, harass the turkeys or any wildlife, for that matter, that's a nuisance." Adds resident Don Kliem, "We had one, my car had chrome on the front, he stood there for an hour looking at himself in the reflection, pecking at it and making love to it. So they're not the brightest birds in the flock."
What would you do about the turkeys?