Resurgent Wild Turkeys Running Amok in Human Neighborhoods

Although “considered a major success story for wildlife restoration” by conservationists, a lot of people aren’t exactly jumping for joy over the return of the game birds.

Wild turkeys that were practically wiped out from New England in the 1800s have stormed back with a vengeance — with the emphasis being on VENGEANCE.

Reportedly, the birds have become rampant “in Boston and its suburbs over the past three years,” destroying gardens, damaging cars, chasing pets and attacking people.

“Boston city officials say they received at least 60 complaints last year, a threefold increase over the year before. Nearby Somerville, Belmont and Brookline have seen similar upticks, combining for a total of 137 turkey gripes since the start of last year.”

There’s a moral in this story, but I’m not going to stick my neck out on the chopping block, by articulating it here.