By Bill Shields

HYDE PARK (CBS) – A Tom turkey that has been aggressively harassing residents on Westminster Street in Hyde Park made his presence obvious today.

Upon arriving at Westminster Street, WBZ-TV reporter Bill Shields and photographer Rick Hertzler saw the big Tom blocking a car in a driveway.

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Bill Shields is chased by a turkey in a Hyde Park neighborhood. (WBZ-TV)

When the TV crew approached, the turkey turned its attention/anger toward them, engaging Shields in a kind of turkey tango, pecking at the microphone.

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Amused residents gathered to watch, with one saying, “I guess he’s letting us know he’s not going to be the one on our plates this year.”

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Just a few days ago, Luz Poulette and her boyfriend were walking down the street when the turkey crossed the road and attacked Poulette. “He jumped on my arm — turkeys have spurs on the back of their claws and he knicked me with it. I finally had to hit him with my purse to get him to leave me alone,” she said. The encounter left her amused, but with some bruises.

Bill Shields