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Turkey's Gang Up On Residents in Staten Island, NY. Nov. 23, 2013
Turkey's are taking over in Staten Island, NY and residents are not happy about it. Residents say the turkeys stop traffic and leave feces droppings everywhere which is costs them money to have it cleaned up. There have been reports of turkeys trapping a woman in a car, and that they are a nuisance. Some want the turkeys removed and put somewhere else after the USDA euthanized many of the birds some were given a reprieve-Nov. 23, 2013 Scroll down to see 28 rescued NY Turkeys, find out how to repel turkeys away from your yard, how to raise turkeys, and how NY Turkeys fared during Hurricane Sandy.
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Cujo Turkey Traps Facebooker
One woman was trapped in her car by turkeys. "The menacing flock is ruffling feathers in Ocean Breeze by tying up traffic, covering yards with excrement - even trapping one terrified woman in her car. "It was straight out of 'Cujo,'" said dental assistant Gina Guaragno, 23. "I'm sitting in my car Facebooking on my phone when turkeys jumped on my windshield. "I screamed like I was being murdered. They just kept looking at me like it was their car. I felt trapped. I was so scared." Read more...
Wild Turkeys in NY Kidnapped during Thanksgiving Season
People have even been seen snatching turkeys and stuffing them in their cars during the thanksgiving season. "Russo has a seasonal idea for turkey control. "They should look out or they will become someone's dinner," she said.Now some residents have taken matters into their own hands. Around Thanksgiving hungry residents can be seen scooping up the turkeys up and driving away with them, according to Russo.
"I've seen people grab them and put them in their cars always around Thanksgiving time. They are turkeys. It's Thanksgiving. They should look out or they will become someone's dinner," said Russo. (Huffinton Post) Read more..
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28 Staten Island Turkeys Are Celebrating Thanksgiving in Hudson Valley Animal Sanctuary after USDA killed many
Some Staten Island turkeys celebrated Thanksgiving 2013 with a special fruit and vegetable treat will at a Hudson Valley animal sanctuary.
“Raspberries, grapes, bananas and pumpkins — turkeys love pumpkin,” said Kathy Stevens, founder and director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary where the 28 turkeys now live.
This summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture began rounding up turkeys that have lived for over a decade on the grounds of the South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island. The birds were euthanized at a food processing facility because of health risks.
After federal and state agencies partnered with outraged animal rights, some of the birds — a unique hybrid of wild and domesticated turkeys — were taken to the sanctuary
See more at: http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2013/11/26/staten-island-turkey/#sthash.XUMwQZe3.dpuf
Today's Verse: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the worlds. Matt. 28:20
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28 Rescued Turkeys Enjoying their New Home
“While the original birds were part of an abandoned domestic flock, the turkeys have since interbred with local wild turkeys, making the current flock hybrids, neither fully wild nor domestic. The turkeys are beloved by Staten Islanders who have fed the flock for years; Read More..
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Turkey's thrive through Hurricane Sandy
Even Hurricane Sandy could not stop these tough NY Turkey's!
"Super storm Sandy was no match for the wild turkeys of Staten Island.
The feathered gobblers were caught roaming the streets Tuesday, well after the nasty storm ravaged parts of the borough." (Daily News) Read More...