OFF BEAT NEWS - Wild Turkey Plays Chi...

OFF BEAT NEWS - Wild Turkey Plays Chicken in Traffic

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Something's gone fowl on the streets of Loudoun County, Virginia. A wild turkey has reportedly been on the attack in Leesburg along Route 7, playing chicken in the traffic and chasing cars.


Wild Turkey Plays Chicken in Traffic
Updated: Monday, 16 Nov 2009, 3:34 PM EST
Published : Friday, 13 Nov 2009, 6:39 PM EST


By KAREN GRAY HOUSTON/myfoxdc

LEESBURG, Va. - Something's gone fowl on the streets of Loudoun County, Virginia. A wild turkey has reportedly been on the attack in Leesburg along Route 7, playing chicken in the traffic and chasing cars.

Animal control officers and sheriff's deputies have been trying to keep the turkey off the road, to the amusement of passersby who get out of their cars to take pictures and laugh.

Animal control officer Virginia Newsome first spotted it pecking on the door of a sheriff's deputy, looking through the window of his vehicle.

The turkey has a fascination with trucks, and jumped on top of one. The officers used the truck as bait to get the turkey to walk down Janelia Farm Boulevard to a field near a flock of turkeys. But they say he seems to really like Route 7, and they won't be surprised to see him back there again.

They've named the turkey, by the way. They're calling him Tom.

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Earl just Earl

Silver Spring, MD

#1 Nov 17, 2009
I've been known to chase cars after DRINKIN Wild Turkey!

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