Neighbors in a Coon Rapids mobile home park are battling with a bird. They say the lone turkey appeared in their park around Thanksgiving of 2021 and hasn't left since, becoming more aggressive as the months go on, according to CBS News.
The turkey known as Reggie as they are calling him has attacked people and pecked at moving cars, causing some neighbors to carry a broom with them at all times to defend themselves. One neighbor says that she lives in fear of going outside, thanks to her neighbor, a wild turkey, who seems to have taken a liking to her property. "This turkey attacks me every single day. Follows me, goes up my stairs, tries to get into my house. When I leave in my car, it follows my car," says, Rachel Gross.
Also the DNR website had this to say about aggressive turkeys, turkeys.
"The best defense against aggressive or persistent turkeys is to prevent the birds from becoming habituated in the first place by being bold to them. Everyone in the neighborhood must do the same; it will be ineffective if you do so only on your property. Each and every turkey must view all humans as dominant in the pecking order and respond to them as superiors rather than subjects. Habituated turkeys may attempt to dominate or attack people that the birds view as subordinates."
You maybe thinking why don't they just catch it and relocate it? Well, apparently relocating it doesn't work and the turkey will continue it's behavior somewhere else and the residents also don't want to kill it! You can check out video of the turkey below!