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US New Jersey homeowners say aggressive turkeys are terrorizing community

23:15  09 november  2019
23:15  09 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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A large flock of aggressive wild turkeys appears to be exacting some Thanksgiving revenge, having swooped down out of nowhere on a once-tranquil New Jersey 55-and-over community that is now being terrorized by the unwelcome invaders.

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No one appears to be happy that the mean birds — as many as 60 of them — have muscled in on Holiday City in Toms River and become a gobbling nuisance, according to reports.

“The turkeys are taking over,” one resident told News 12 New Jersey. “It’s like an infestation."

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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

A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency told CBS2 that it is mating season for turkeys , so they do tend to be more They can’t just keep ransacking the neighborhood,” Lopchinksy said . New Jersey Fish and Wildlife said it is working to trap the turkeys and relocate

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The woman said people think it’s a laughing matter but it’s serious.

“When I can’t get out of my house to get in the car because they won’t go away and you can’t get them to go away and they go to bite you, yes, it’s a problem,” she told the station.

The station reported that the turkeys have broken windows in Holiday City while WABC-TV reported being told by another resident Donna Scala that the turkeys were up on roofs, pecking away.

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"Our brand-new vehicles? They're pecking at our vehicles,” she told the station. “All I'm looking for is that they be moved. Put them in a big property, hundreds of acres of property."

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Some New Jersey residents have been getting an early Thanksgiving surprise. A gaggle of 40 to 60 wild turkeys have been aggressively terrorizing residents in a 55-and-up community in Ocean County daily. Holiday City residents say the turkeys are blocking doorways, pecking at cars and

Some New Jersey residents have been getting an early Thanksgiving surprise. A gaggle of 40 to 60 wild turkeys have been aggressively terrorizing residents in a 55-and-up community in Ocean County daily.

That might be easier said than done.

Despite fielding a number of complaints, the local animal control office can't do anything about the turkeys due to state regulations.

“It's nuisance wildlife 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," Toms River Animal Control’s Richard Barbosa told WABC.

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News 12 reported being told that state wildlife officials were aware of the situation but that was all they said.

The wild turkeys weigh between 16 and 24 pounds and can run up to 20 miles per hour.

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