Wild mating turkeys flocking the metro

Wild mating turkeys flocking the metro

OMAHA,NE(FOX42KPTM)- Lately, wild turkeys appear to be out in full force in Omaha.

One turkey walked up to someone’s front door.

There have been many more turkeys spotted in the woods, some crossing streets and blocking driveways.

"They have a tendency to ignore people a little bit more and focus a little bit more on love right now," said Laura Stastny of Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc.

Stastny says it's now mating season for these big birds.

"They're not as afraid of people, they might be blocking traffic now," said Stastny.

Even in the winter, turkeys blocked a road at Desoto Bend. Terry Reid captured the scene with his cell phone.

"Usually just pull over and kind of watch and wait for them to cross the road, kind of like cattle,” said Reid.

Wildlife experts say turkeys can fly, and they are heavy too. They can easily damage your car.

"As long as you leave them alone, they will leave you alone, just like most wildlife,” said Stastny.

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