Terrible terrorizing turkeys
Many turkey’s just didn’t give a honk about Thanksgiving.
It wasn’t unusual to find turkeys roaming front yards, backyards, and even crossing the street in various neighborhoods in Brookline, Newton and Cambridge. Many residents said there were too many sightings to count.
During a town hall meeting in December, Brookline Police said they have been seeing an increase in the number of calls reporting turkeys blocking streets, sidewalks and aggressively following humans.
“Longfellow,” a turkey that frequented Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge was shot and killed by Cambridge police after it charged after baby strollers and then attacked a cemetery employee.
Pictured: The male turkey the locals called ”Longfellow” who was shot at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.