Hordes of untamed turkeys flock to Toms River properties, weeks earlier than Thanksgiving

It appears that the turkeys are going on the offensive.

Just three weeks before Thanksgiving 2019, dozens of wild turkeys were seen on the streets of the Toms River in Ocean County. A particularly populous group appeared in the front yard of a Holiday City house like a vacation version of Hitchcock’s “The Birds”:

According to a report by News12, the groups of turkeys spotted in Toms River were even larger than the one captured in the video above:

“Just in time for Thanksgiving, an aggressive group of 40 to 60 wild turkeys is terrorizing the community in the Holiday City district.

“Residents say that it doesn’t help scare away the birds and that they actually bite. Some say the turkeys even broke windows in people’s homes.”

The Holiday City area of ​​Toms River is largely known as a senior community, which makes this payback story even more compelling: the turkeys take revenge for the collective years of Thanksgiving in these homes.

An official with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection told News12 that the department was aware of the situation.

Perhaps those survival cows at Chick-fil-a finally have feathered counterparts. Maybe it’s viral marketing before an often underrated vacation. Or maybe the turkeys have finally had enough.

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