Lisa W. Foderaro writes in the New York Times:
"It was just one of the latest skirmishes in suburbia’s wildlife wars. Turkeys have now joined the ranks of raccoons, foxes, coyotes, bears and deer, all of which have both fans and detractors and seem to make headlines with growing frequency.
"While New Jersey environmental officials say they are unaware of anyone’s being physically harmed by a turkey, the large birds are intimidating. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection, which reintroduced turkeys to the state in the 1970s, says that there are now about 25,000 statewide.
Foderaro provides details of the Hillsdale standoff and other wild turkey encounters across the state and speculates that it all might be attributable to a sort of turkey testosterone rush.
You have to read this for yourself. Full story here.
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