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.READ MORE: I-Team: Nora Baston To Be Named New Boston Police Commissioner
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.READ MORE: Amherst, NH Lake House Destroyed By Reported Explosion
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.”MORE NEWS: Ex-Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Found Guilty Of 21 Charges In Corruption Trial
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.