Saturday, April 09, 2016
NJ: Only the State can Control Aggressive Wild Turkeys
New Jersey law does not allow residents to shoot animals to stop aggression.
Officials said they've received about a dozen complaints - and one police report - from residents reporting aggressive wild turkeys. The birds have attacked residents, pecked at cars and held up traffic. One has flown through a resident's glass kitchen window.
Town officials said only the state is able to touch the birds, but residents can humanely scare them away by using water hoses or making loud noises to assert dominance.