(Video from CBS Boston from Sept. 2022)
“Kevin” and his crew of five birds have been terrorizing Woburn since they arrived two years ago.
Source: The Guardian
It’s the time of year when millions of turkeys across the US might justifiably fear for their safety, but in one Massachusetts town the birds have turned the tables, ganging up to “terrorize” residents with pecks, kicks and loud clucking.
People in Woburn, north-west of Boston, have been subjected to a barrage of attacks and intimidation by a group of five wild turkeys, with the situation forcing some to take up improvised weapons and residents reporting being trapped in their homes.
The turkeys, led by a male bird nicknamed Kevin, arrived two years ago. Initially the birds were docile, but as time passed they have become ever more pugnacious, leaving Woburners fearful for their safety and forced to adapt their behavior.
“They don’t let you out of your house,” said Meaghan Tolson, who lives in Woburn and has named the turkeys.
“They peck at cars, they stop traffic. They go after kids on bikes. If you’re walking or jogging, or anything like that, they come for you.”
Annoying for sure, but probably still not as bad as the Canada Goose.