Update 12/15/2014: The turkey still lives.
|Disregard the traffic lights - you can go when she lets you.|
A lone turkey hen has taken over the busy corner of Bridgeport Avenue and Commerce Drive, also known as "Split Rock." If you live or work in Shelton, you've probably seen her. She struts back and forth across the intersection, day and night, acting like she's a traffic cop. She doesn't appear to be crossing the road so much as patrolling it. Or maybe she's just hungry and confused, but I get a feeling she owns that intersection.
|Queen of the Corner|
|Drivers watch this girl with concern on their faces|
|"A fed animal is a dead animal." Poor girl probably isn't long for this world.|
|Now we know what the "PLUS" stands for.|
"A fed animal is a dead animal." Please, everyone, respect wildlife by not feeding the animals! Here's a great webpage about "Preventing Conflicts with Wild Turkeys."
UPDATE 12/10/2014: This blog post was forwarded to the CT DEEP, with the following response from their Turkey Program biologist (many thanks to the DEEP for their response): In