Weird News Wednesday: Wild Turkey’s (not the bourbon) Stopping the Mail

Weird News Wednesday: Wild Turkey’s (not the bourbon) Stopping the Mail

Weird News Wednesday: Wild Turkey’s (not the bourbon) Stopping the Mail

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Residents of a Cleveland, Ohio, suburb are under siege from a brood of “aggressive” wild turkeys, who are preventing mail carriers from doing their jobs. Cleveland.com reports that the bossy birds have prevented home delivery for “about 25 to 30 homes” in Rocky River for about three weeks, meaning residents have had to pick up mail at the post office. “The carriers are carrying an air horn to see if that will scare off the turkeys, if that will discourage them,” said David Van Allen, a regional spokesman for the post office, who added that some carriers have been pecked by the birds. “We’re attempting to deliver every day and we will continue to do that.” To try and make the turkeys go elsewhere, officials have asked these residents to stop putting out bird food; an ordinance prevents the city from eradicating the turkeys.

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