They might look silly, but a belligerent turkey is no joke. Male turkeys work very hard to impress other turkeys, and what could be more impressive than attacking a bigger animal? Turkey behavior experts advise those who find themselves in close quarters with the big birds to call the police if things get mean. Until the authorities arrive, they say, your best bet is to make yourself as big and imposing as you possibly can.

  • Aggressive turkeys in Rocky River, Ohio halted mail delivery, temporarily. “The carriers are carrying an air horn to see if that will scare off the turkeys, if that will discourage them,” a spokesperson for the post office said. Here’s the video:

  • A gang of turkeys caused the elderly of Stamford, Connecticut to hide indoors. The aggressive turkeys would pick fights amongst each other, then turn on the residents!
  • A turkey drop kicked a woman in Foxboro, Massachusetts. She fended the rest of the turkeys off with the help of a neighbor. Here’s the video:

  • One woman had to threaten a turkey with a shovel to protect her child. One person called them “a menace to the town.”
  • A gang of turkeys pooped all over Eugene, Oregon. A city council member referred to them as “gangster” turkeys. Here’s the video:

  • Domestic terrorism in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Turkey attacking people in SUVs. A fearless turkey attacked a police car in Mount Vernon, Pennsylvania. His name is Stu and he gets aggressive when he sees his reflection.
  • A gang of turkeys in Falmouth, Massachusetts wouldn’t stop harassing post workers. “Every day.” Check out the video:

  • A group of turkeys attacked members of a congregation that were…cooking turkey. Two members of the church were “gobbled at and chased back inside.”
  • Turkeys have also been known to attack reporters. They are basically smaller versions of dinosaurs. Here’s a video:

  • One energetic bird, known as “Smoked Turkey–Mayor of Ashwaubenon,” is wanted by the police. Public Safety has asked that residents not feed him, even though he is their mayor. Here’s a video:

  • A turkey laid 18 eggs on a Staten Island man’s property and refused to move. An animal rescue team moved her and her babies to an animal sanctuary, so this story had a happier ending than most.
  • A “mean” turkey won’t stop pecking at cars in Florida. “Everybody has a turkey story,” one resident said. Here’s a video:

  • A woman could only chase a loitering turkey away by throwing her Thanksgiving turkey at it. LOL … the circle of life.

Found at BuzzFeed

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