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Toms River residents call on officials to save them from terrorizing turkeys

Wild turkeys have become a nuisance to residents in an Ocean County neighborhood, and the town’s residents are calling on officials to help quell the problem.

News 12 Staff

Nov 11, 2019, 11:11 PM

Updated 1,685 days ago

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Wild turkeys have become a nuisance to residents in an Ocean County neighborhood, and the town’s residents are calling on officials to help quell the problem.
Those who live in the Holiday City section of Toms River say that the turkeys come out of the woods during the early morning and evening. They say that 20-30 turkeys come out at a time, swarming around cars and refusing to move out of the street.
Some residents are calling on state and local officials to figure out a way to come relocate the animals.
New York Mets player Todd Frazier lives in Toms River and says that he has reached out to the Murphy administration and state wildlife officials. He says that he doesn’t want them harmed, just moved.
But not all Toms River residents are annoyed by the turkeys.
“They fiddle around because I throw food out for the bird and dogs,” says Al Russomano, who says that he has never been harassed by the turkeys.
Wild turkeys typically live 3-5 years and can run at up to 25 mph.
Toms River officials did not return calls inquiring about what they plan to do about the turkeys.


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