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Gaggle of aggressive wild turkeys are terrorizing a 55-and-up community in New Jersey

‘The turkeys have taken over!’: Gaggle of aggressive wild turkeys are terrorizing a 55-and-up community in New Jersey – even breaking windows when they start fighting each other

  • Concerned residents of the Holiday City community say that the 40 to 60 wild birds block home entryways, peck at cars and behave aggressively
  • People living in the area have tried to shoo the animals away but claim that does little 
  • Toms River officials say that animal control officers are not licensed to trap wildlife, making it difficult to try to capture the turkeys
  • According to a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection, Fish and Game are aware of the wild turkeys but could not provide further comment 
  • Tom turkeys – what male birds are referred to – can grow up to 24lbs and can run at 20 miles per hour  

It appears New Jersey turkeys are all about revenge this Thanksgiving season. 

Residents of an over-55 community in New Jersey are being terrorized by a gaggle of 40 to 60 wild turkeys that are acting beyond aggressive. 

Concerned residents of the Holiday City community say that the wild birds block home entryways, peck at cars and behave aggressively.    

 

Concerned residents of the Holiday City community say that the 40 to 60 wild birds block home entryways, peck at cars and behave aggressively

‘The turkey’s are taking over,’ one resident told News 12. ‘It’s like an infestation.’ 

Resident Cindy Lijoi added: ‘I can’t get out of my door. ‘Sometimes I can’t get out of my car. They go to attack you.’ 

People living in the area have tried to shoo the animals away but claim that does little, if anything pissing the birds off more. Some have even been bitten by the turkeys.

‘You shoo them away they wont do anything,’ shared one woman. ‘They just look at you to say “yeah” like they don’t care.’

People living in the area have tried to shoo the animals away but claim that does little

People living in the area have tried to shoo the animals away but claim that does little

'You shoo them away they wont do anything,' shared one woman. 'They just look at you to say "yeah" like they don't care'

‘You shoo them away they wont do anything,’ shared one woman. ‘They just look at you to say “yeah” like they don’t care’

Toms River officials say that animal control officers are not licensed to trap wildlife, making it difficult to try to capture the turkeys. 

According to a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection, Fish and Game are aware of the wild turkeys but could not provide further comment.  

‘People think that it is a laughing matter but it is a serious matter,’ Lijoi explained, likening the birds to ‘scary dogs.’

She added that the Turkeys have ‘broken windows in people’s houses when they fight.’ 

Tom turkeys – what male birds are referred to – can grow up to 24lbs and can run at 20 miles per hour.

According to a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection, Fish and Game are aware of the wild turkeys but could not provide further comment

According to a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection, Fish and Game are aware of the wild turkeys but could not provide further comment



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