Flocks of birds are menacing residents on Staten Island and may be causing health and safety issues. Residents want the birds removed, but unharmed.
Wild turkeys have been a nuisance for sometime in the Ocean Breeze section of the borough and elected officials are now looking to relocate the turkeys to new homes.
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.
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.
Call it fowl play. Turkeys are running in traffic, in backyards and even in the middle of the street. The birds are a real nuisance near Staten Island University Hospital.