Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wild Turkeys Running Loose in East Bay Town, Parents Keeping Kids Indoors

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 8:45 AM

click to enlarge A troop of turkeys goes house-hunting in Berkeley - PERIEL VIA YOUTUBE
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  • A troop of turkeys goes house-hunting in Berkeley

While the suburban residents of Concord try to deal with that wayward camel at commute time, the folks in quiet Albany are battling their own random creatures.

We came across this fun news item this morning from CBS, which explains how a dozen or so wild turkeys are overrunning the small town of Albany with their annoying gobbles, clucks, and cackles. Interestingly enough, the turkey troops showed up after Thanksgiving and have overstayed their welcome.

See Also: Camel Runs Loose on East Bay Road, Gets Hit by Minivan

Parents are worried these wild birds will try to take on their children (sounds like a Stephen King movie) so they're keeping them safe inside, entertained by video games, no doubt.

Apparently, these birds do not consider themselves Albany residents; the feathered gang was also spotted taking over a Berkeley neighborhood about a month ago.


Actually, residents should be concerned, considering mating season for these wild turkeys has officially begun.

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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