With holiday near, turkey runs a-fowl of law
NEW YORK — Perhaps attempting to escape a Thanksgiving Day fate, a small wild turkey made a dash for the big city.
The 10-pound female bird wandered onto a busy bridge's toll plaza, halting traffic for about 15 minutes as workers chased the fowl.
No one knew how the turkey got onto the Triborough Bridge, which connects the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. City officials received a call that there was a loose bird just before the start of the evening rush hour, and six officers chased it around the Manhattan toll plaza.
Bridge officers finally cornered it, and a construction worker snatched it.
The turkey was released into a wooded area on nearby Wards Island, which has acres of open land inhabited by pheasants, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks.
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