Tim shows us a member of an elite turkey shock troop headed straight for a second-floor window at his parents' home in Belmont yesterday.
Wicked Local Brookline reports (last item):
A caller reported an aggressive turkey followed her until a good Samaritan let her onto a porch to wait it out on Mason Terrace.
Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.
Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington Avenues:
Wicked Local Brookline reports:
A Gardner Road resident called to report several turkeys were at her door.
Eric the roving UHub photographer spotted this bird peckishly making the rounds of Central Square this morning.
Jeremy spotted this turkey in the parking lot of the Fenway Tasty Burger today.
Neville Williams spotted a turkey out for its evening constitutional in Lynn tonight.
Arlington Police acknowledged yesterday the town is besieged by turkeys, who have taken to strutting about the place as if they own it:
As if the snow hasnâ€™t put enough of a wrench in the morning and afternoon commute it seems we have a flock of turkeys gathering on some of our busier streets. Now donâ€™t tell them I said this but they are not the smartest birds. This is part of the reason it can be challenging to navigate around them and they donâ€™t seem to understand that your car is way bigger and they should get out of the road.
Wicked Local Brookline alerts us about an incident on New Year's Day:
A Tappan Street resident called to report he was attacked by a group of four turkeys near Sumner Road.
Also, a squirrel was reported to have gotten stuck in a sewer grate.
It has come to this: Brookline Police apparently now have to stock their cruisers with hockey sticks to keep the town's poultry punks under control. Science-fiction writer and elected town official Michael A. Burstein captured the tense moment Monday morning at Sumner and Blake streets. No word if the Boston cruiser was there for extra firepower, just in case.
Wicked Local Brookline prints a missive from a Brookline resident who demands his or her town be made safe from its menacing thug turkeys:
WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR A PERSON TO BE INJURED OR KILLED BEFORE TAKING ACTION TO REMOVE THE TURKEYS FROM OUR MIDST.
Also, reporters need to stop treating this whole thing like a big joke.
"They started chasing me into the street and I screamed for help." WHDH reports on "Wild turkeys terrorizing the streets of Brookline." Of course.
The following is from a local news outlet's police blotter:
A female postal worker was harassed by turkeys on Gardner Road.
Can you guess which town? Answer.
Wicked Local Brookline alerts us (last item) that six poultry punks ganged up on a postal worker the other day.
Boston Strolls reports these birds on the inbound side of Washington Street just up from Woodley were showing no fear this morning:
They walked right up to me.
Of course, this not being Brookline, no blood was shed.
You can probably figure out which town this police-blotter item is from:
A group of turkeys were chasing a mail carrier near the intersection of Beaconsfield Road and Tappan Street.
Also click that Wicked Local link to read about the resident who called police when a parakeet flew in her house, the orgy at a local park and the woman who found her car wrapped in plastic wrap.
Lucy Fitzgerald reports those Tappan turkeys are really fowl: