Brookline today released some tough turkey talk, with tips such as:
If you are approached by a turkey:
Do not back away or turn your back
Step toward the turkey and act confidently
And if they continue to approach menacingly, the town urges residents to fight back: Wave your arms like a crazy person, get out a hose and spray them or use a broom to defend yourself.
Town officials urged residents to take the considerations to heart - and to make sure that, as school begins, students and caretakers familiarize themselves with them.
Ed note: The icon comes from the Brookline turkey page. One might be forgiven for mistaking it as a warning about quails.