Where the Wild Turkeys Are

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Is NYC for the birds? Wild turkeys spur tension

    JENNIFER PELTZ, AP
    2 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Say "wild" and "New York City," and few might fill in these blanks: a flock of feral turkeys causing a flap in a city that defines urbanity.

    Yet a population of roving turkeys on Staten Island has become a mess-making, traffic-stopping scourge to some residents, an impromptu natural attraction to others and a fraught project for government officials.

    Since dozens of the turkeys were rounded up and killed this summer, the birds' future has become a topic as heated as a Thanksgiving meat thermometer...

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20131121/US--Urban.Turkeys/
     
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    I didn't realize there are so many now, from your link:

    After decades of effort to halt the decline of the symbolically American birds, experts say the nation's wild turkey population has rebounded from about 300,000 in the early 1950s to an estimated 7 million now.
     

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