SOMERVILLE, Mass. — A wild turkey that had developed an online fan following but also drew complaints about aggressive
The turkey had become a fixture in a Somerville
An Instagram account created for the turkey described it as “a classic wild turkey who enjoys kindness, not being honked at, and bringing joy to humans.” The account attracted more than 1,700 followers since its first post in July.
But the bird also had a long history of aggressive
The turkey was known to attack patients and workers at a nearby medical facility, Scarpitti said. Wildlife officials had urged local residents to stop feeding the bird, which can encourage aggressive
Fans took to social media to mourn news of the bird's death, and some in the
Wild turkeys had once been wiped out of New England but have seen a resurgence in recent years.
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