They’re mad as hell and not taking it any more:
BROOKLINE (CBS) – Neighbors are on the offensive in Brookline after what some residents are describing as aggressive turkeys.
“They were attacking the vehicle,” Karen Halvorson said outside her home in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood.
After getting in her truck, a neighbor came and ran the birds off but it didn’t stop there.
“Then, the turkeys came and started attacking my front door,” she said.
A second run-in came a few weeks ago as she walked nearby.
“I looked back and three of them charged me,” she explained.
She moved to the center of the street to avoid the animals, but it wasn’t enough.
“The turkey flew in my face and scratched my neck,” she said.
Halvorson refuses to give up her walks so she has taken precautions.
“I went down to the hiking store and I got a hiking stick with a big ball on top of it. I walk with it all the time and now I never go without my phone,” she said.
At different spots near the Halvorson house, Karen’s husband cut piles of sticks. Those, too, are for protection.
“At least we can throw a stick at them and run into the house,” said Halvorson.
Aggressive turkeys are a nationwide problem, but not in the particular way that Brookline is suffering.