Warren’s Wild Turkey
If you have driven down Mahoning Avenue, near the Summit Street intersection, you may have been one of many whose spotted the “Wild Turkey”, and not the sipping type, tho with three taverns nearby this may seem like a “pink turkey” story.
The fact is simple. A wild turkey has set up residence in the neighborhood and even the Tribune Chronicle ran an article about our new Fowl friend.
National Geographic News, November 19, 2007, did a story concerning the fact that wild turkeys are invading suburban U.S. So I guess Warren now has either a new neighbor or an “illegal alien.”
The National Geographic News went on to state that there is about 7 million turkeys throughout the country.
Now, back to Mahoning Avenue and Summit Street.
The other day as I approached the intersection, I saw a gentleman who had stopped his car and got out to chase the “bird” out of the street. “Good for you” was my immediate thought and thankful he didn’t try and run it over.
It seems that a Turkey only needs a tree to roost in at night along with some ground cover and they are pretty adaptable.
My main concern is that someone will try and hurt the bird, run it over or the stray dogs in the neighborhood may attack it.
I am surprised that someone hasn’t called the City, or the City hasn’t taken it upon themselves to get State Wild Life Officials involved to move this creature back to an environment more fitting and secure. Surely this feathered friend would be better with others of it’s kind in Farmington, Bristolville or Bloomfield, for the only “turkeys” Warren seems to appreciate are in politics.