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Boy chased by turkey through Wisconsin neighborhood

By Ben Hooper

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A video recorded by a witness in a Wisconsin neighborhood shows an aggressive turkey chasing after a boy, until a driver managed to rescue the youth.

The video shows the turkey, dubbed Smoke by neighbors, chasing a boy through a Green Bay neighborhood until an SUV pulls between the bird and the boy.

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"My first concern was that I didn't want to see the kid run out in the road trying to get away from this and get hit by car," the driver, Vanessa Miramontes, told WBAY-TV. "I instinctively turned in front of it."

Miramontes said the situation was serious.

"As we got closer, you just saw this kids eyes completely bugged out and this turkey running full speed at this child," Miramontes said. "I knew I had to do something to help in the slightest. No intentions were there to hit the turkey or hurt it by any means, but it was awfully close to the kid where I knew something needed to happen or it would hurt the kid."

Another vehicle stopped and picked up the boy to give him a ride home.

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"Don't get in vehicles with strangers, but I think the circumstances are different when you are being chased by a turkey," Miramontes said.

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