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Police warn of aggressive turkeys after flock chases patrol car

By Ben Hooper

Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts police department is warning residents to beware of aggressive turkeys after a flock of the birds was caught on camera chasing a patrol car.

On Sunday. the Bridgewater Police Department posted a video to Twitter showing a group of territorial turkeys chasing after a slow-moving patrol car in the city.

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"Aggressive turkeys are a problem in town," police tweeted. "State law doesn't allow the police or the ACO to remove them."

Experts said turkeys can become aggressive when they become accustomed to humans, usually through feeding. They said people targeted by the birds should attempt to startle them with noise, movements or squirting them with water.

Police recommended residents with turkey troubles contact the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for advice.

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