By Josie  December 4th, 2023

Aggressive Turkeys Gang Up in New Jersey

These turkeys are making headlines, not for their role in Thanksgiving feasts, but for their aggressive behavior!

Perhaps these wild turkeys know what’s about to happen to their domesticated counterparts and have decided to riot in response to upcoming Thanksgiving feasts?

Unlike their domesticated counterparts, wild turkeys are highly adaptable and can thrive in a variety of habitats, including suburban areas.

Introducing Wild Turkeys

Male turkeys, especially during the breeding season, can become territorial and may see humans as rivals.

Can Wild Turkeys Be Dangerous?

In Toms River, New Jersey, residents have reported an unusual number of wild turkey sightings. They describe the birds as a nuisance and even dangerous.

These turkeys have been damaging property, blocking roads, and in some cases, acting aggressively towards people.

The situation has escalated to the point where the community is seeking solutions to manage the turkey population and reduce conflicts.

In response to the rising concerns, local authorities and wildlife experts have been exploring various strategies to address the turkey issue.

What Is Being Done About It?

What To Do In an Encounter

If confronted by a turkey, it is recommended not to turn your back or run, as this can trigger a chase.

Experts advise maintaining a safe distance and not feeding the birds, as this can embolden them.

Swipe up for the full story!

Swipe up for the full story!