Valdosta Daily Times

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December 20, 2012

Deputy kills turkey that refused to leave porch

BOGART, Ga. — A sheriff’s deputy armed with a broom and a gun opened fire on a wild turkey, saying he had to kill the bird when it attacked him.

The turkey was shot to death during the encounter Sunday afternoon on the front porch of a home in the small town of Bogart.

Jackson County sheriff’s officials say the deputy was dispatched to the home on Georgia Highway 330 by a resident who said a turkey on her front porch was refusing to leave.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/YjZ8Ya) that the deputy got the turkey off the porch, but then it charged him.

A sheriff’s report says the deputy used the broom to fend off the turkey, but it attacked the broom and the deputy said he had no choice but to shoot it.

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Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com

 

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