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Wild turkeys causing pesky problems in Iowa

March 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa wildlife experts say the upcoming breeding season is behind the goofy behavior of wild turkeys.

The Gazette in Cedar Rapids (http://bit.ly/GNlbO5 ) says a turkey flew through the windshield of a semitrailer on Wednesday. The driver wasn’t hurt, but the turkey didn’t survive. Another turkey spent several weeks around WMT radio in Cedar Rapids, tying up traffic before getting run over. An aggressive turkey showed up recently in someone’s driveway.

Wildlife experts say the number of wild turkeys in urban areas has increased, in part, because they can’t be hunted there.

The mating season starts in late April, and the toms are getting ready.

Rich Patterson of the Indian Creek Nature Center says turkeys in April are like deer during breeding season in November.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazetteonline.com/


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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