STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Some wild turkeys are running afoul in a few neighborhoods in Stamford, Connecticut.
As WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reports, about three years ago some of the fleet-footed gobblers settled into neighborhoods in Turn of River and Newfield. Some people thought they were cute and decided to feed them.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
City Representative Steven Kolenberg says two male turkeys matured, and now they’re claiming the area as their own.
“They’ve gotten very territorial and aggressive, and they love to chase people now,” he tells WCBS 880.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
So much so, that some people are afraid to leave their homes.
“It’s becoming a problem because we do have an elementary school in the middle of the neighborhood, and I’m concerned about some of the kids who walk to school in the morning,” Kolenberg said.MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
Local animal control officials are trying to catch the turkeys, which will be relocated once caught.