Dongan Hills resident Barbara Laing said about 60 turkeys call her maple tree home, and her family keeps busy cleaning up after them.
The Staten Island Advance reports that the birds will be transported upstate by the same U.S. Department of Agriculture unit that rounded up some of their brethren and sent them to a slaughterhouse last month.
Residents and nature advocates protested Wednesday against the slaughter of wild turkeys on Staten Island, arguing that the claims that the birds are unsanitary are false.
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.
Because of superstorm Sandy, there are many new faces in need of food assistance this year at the Island Harvest food drive in Bethpage.
He calls himself an “idiot,” and his fans “turkeys,” but worry not, it’s all in good fun.
Some people on Staten Island think the wild turkeys roaming their borough are terrible.
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According to a report, 700 residents are being surveyed about wild turkeys which roam parts of Staten Island. The Department of Environmental Conservation wants to know what locals think of the birds.