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Complaints About Turkey Attacks On The Rise In Brookline

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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.

 

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  1. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 22nd, 2012

    I commented on a post yesterday with the link to this story. Slow day?

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  2. historicus

    November 22nd, 2012

    It’s like they were organized…

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  3. Anonymous

    November 22nd, 2012

    I hope a turkey attacks me soon so I can f it up and smoke it on the grill like the one this afternoon.Delicious!

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  4. RosalindJ

    November 22nd, 2012

    The turkeys deserve Brookline. Take the rest of the state while they’re at it. They will meet with little resistance.

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  5. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 22nd, 2012

    Turkeys union. Occupy Thanksgiving – Brookline

    They have been hitting on the Wild Turkey too much.

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  6. old_oaks

    November 22nd, 2012

    Sounds like the attack of the libturds.

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  7. Millertime

    November 22nd, 2012

    Damien Thorne had problems with animals too.

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  8. hanoverfist

    November 22nd, 2012

    Zombie Turkeys are worse.

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  9. charlotte

    November 23rd, 2012

    The Revenge of the Turkeys. They also have their SEIU unions and are pushing back against wholesale slaughter of their bretheren for Thanksgiving

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  10. Aidan

    November 23rd, 2012

    Massachussetts … home of the turkeys.

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  11. Major Mal function

    November 23rd, 2012

    Only in a blue stronghold. Quick, get these turkey toughs some Midnight Basketball.

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