Staten Island Residents Want Wild Turkeys Relocated As Soon As Possible

Staten Island Residents Want Wild Turkeys Relocated As Soon As Possible


VIOLATORS WILL GET A WARNING, AND THEN FIRST TIME OFFENDERS IN THE BUS LANES WILL FACE $50 FINES. THERE IS PLENTY OF TURKEY TROUBLE ON STATEN ISLAND. PLANS TO RELOCATE THE WILD BIRDS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO TAKE FLIGHT. CBS 2’S VANESSA MURDOCH WENT TO FIND OUT WHY. Reporter: WILD TURKEYS STRUT THEIR STUFF AND EVEN USE THE CROSSWALK. NOW, THAT IS WILD. OUR CAMERAS CAUGHT SEVERAL NEAR THE HOSPITAL WHILE OTHERS ROOTED FOR FOOD. SOME RESIDENTS RELISH THEIR PRESENCE. OTHERS FIND THE FEATHERED FRIENDS CREEPY AND WANT THEM GONE. THEY CREEP ME OUT. THEY’RE DARING AND LIKE FLY AT YOU. SIX YEARS IN FLORIDA, AND WE HAD FLORIDAS SO TO HAVE A TURKEY MARCH AROUND DOESN’T BOTHER ME. I KNOW HE HAS A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP. Reporter: TRACY AND BOB TALKED ABOUT THE BIRDS, BOB SAYING IT GIVES THEM A COUNTRY FEEL BUT THEN THERE IS THIS . THEY CAMP IN YOUR TREES AND POP ALL OVER YOUR YARD. Reporter: AND THAT HAPPENS HERE? IT HAPPENS A LOT. Reporter: HE SHOWED US THE MUSTANG SAYING IT WAS COVERED IN DROPPINGS. AND HE WOULD NOT MIND THEM RELOCATED. THAT WAS THE PLAN, MOVING THEM TO THE CATSKILLS WITH FUNDING SECURED BY THE CITY COUNCIL. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HOLD UP IS. Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION, THEY WERE ADDING OVERHEAD FENCING UNTIL THEY ARE NO LONGER FREE TO FLY OR CLIP THEIR WINGS. TALKING TURKEY. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THEM? THEY STOP TRAFFIC ALL ALONG AND MAKE A MESS. Reporter: MARIAH WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT HAPPEN — AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Reporter: WE REACHED OUT TO OFFICIALS AND THEY WERE CONFIDENT THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE THE EQUIPMENT IN 4 TO 6 WEEKS.

8 Replies to “Staten Island Residents Want Wild Turkeys Relocated As Soon As Possible”

  1. Lmao dumb people with nothing else to complain about. You dumb as hell city people go crazy people when you see any wild animal. City people are the dumbest people in the world

  2. Oh yeah at least two of them a year will be on my dinner table that will be definite if I live there I wouldn't put up with none of that nonsense

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