Duffy Kelly, a producer for News10 in Sacramento, ventured out into the suburban wild recently to see if—as a few of her neighbors had claimed—her local wild-ish turkeys attack. She didn't realize that she was walking straight into a horror film (one in which the villain is a mostly harmless game bird with a comical trot and the hero is a mailman). From the News10 story:
Neighbors told Duffy the turkeys have been in the area for years and usually scurry away when folks walk by. They say only recently two turkeys broke off from the flock and are intent on standing guard in their own empty lot.
Some people are carrying sticks to frighten off the turkeys, but neighbors say they don't want any harm to come to them.
They just want friendlier neighbors.
Kelly is catching a lot of flack for her panicked escape (one commenter called her "an embarrassment to women"), but we'll withhold judgment, because there is something vicious about the bird's persistence. That said, if you are going out to provoke a provokable creature, do bring a stick with you. And a video camera.