POSTED: Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:46am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm
A revolt of the feathered kind is going on in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
A gang of five wild turkeys are invading the same neighborhood every afternoon, sending children and joggers running for the safety of their homes.
"They're really, really fast, these things are vicious," said one young girl.
The birds are charging at children and pecking at joggers.
One of the unprovoked attacks was caught on tape Thursday when the bad birds went after a little boy who was riding his tricycle down the sidewalk.
The turkeys then lunged at the boy and his mother as they ran screaming across the street.
"I wanna just be able to go back to a normal life and go out of our house without worrying where a turkey might be," lamented Nancy Giordano.
Township officials know neighbors are fed up with the fowl encounters, but they don't plan to do anything about it, citing the rules of natural habitat.
"They do not belong," one angry homeowner said. "They need to find someplace to be with their own kind and enjoy life instead of trying to deal with urban life."