Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Turkeys slow traffic in Milton.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Forget the chickens. In Milton, it's the turkeys crossing the road.

For two days, wild turkeys have boldly wandered into Arnold Mill Road, a two-lane state highway, near Green Road, Capt. Shawn McCarty with Milton police told the AJC.

"They go up and attack the cars," McCarty said.

The wild turkeys are visible in many parts of the north Fulton County city, but they aren't typically in the road, McCarty said. No wrecks have been reported, thanks to most vehicles slowing down to avoid hitting the birds.

McCarty said those traveling in the area should be cautious, but there's no need to worry.

“Slow down and try to go around them," McCarty said. "They’re not going to damage anything. It's comical to see a turkey pecking a tire."


Anonymous said...

Seriously! We can't get the word out about break-ins but TURKEYS are top news!!!!!!! Tax dollars at work. What's next... News flash, Milton Council votes to ban all turkeys from Milton! Turkeys should file lawsuit for discrimination...(horse, deer, bear your ok!) COME ON!

Anonymous said...

Turkeys were banned when Neal O'Brien was run out of town.

Anonymous said...

The council are the turkeys. No newsflash there either.