Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Postal Workers Attacked by Wild Turkeys

The Associated Press is reporting that postal workers in Wisconsin have been attacked by turkeys.

According to the report, "About five to 10 of the birds have been pecking at the postal workers as they make their rounds, and some of the birds have attacked the letter carriers with the sharp spurs on their legs. One of the birds went through the open door of a mail truck and scratched the driver."

Eric Lobner, regional wildlife program supervisor for the state Department of Natural Resources is quoted as saying, "Color plays an important role in turkey breeding with the color of the male's head during mating season changes from gaudy blue to white to red."

Lobner speculated that perhaps the turkeys are attracted to the red, white and blue postal trucks.

Postal workers have been armed with water pistols to fend off the birds.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM