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Turkeys Take Up Residence In Staten Island Neighborhood

Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten

Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A group of turkeys has been causing a commotion on Staten Island.

In late December two of them crashed into car windows in front of Forest Bard Liquors on Forest Avenue, while another perched on the window ledge of a Sovereign Bank.

Residents reported seeing the birds again, between Forest and Castleton Avenues on Christmas Eve. On January 2, a brown and white turkey was spotted in Allison Pond park with two black turkey; the trio was also spotted on Prospect Avenue on Sunday.

Staten Island residents told 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten that the birds haven’t posed much of a problem.

“Oh they’re fantastic. They don’t bother anyone, they just walk around the neighborhood, they peck a little bit at the lawn. They’re fine,” said Frank.

The turkeys appear to be selective when choosing who to socialize with. They walked right up to Baumgarten, but reportedly chased a pair of teenage girls down the street during a photo opportunity.

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