"Tammy The Turnpike Turkey" Escapes Trucks And Dinner Table

A wild turkey that has been playing chicken along the New Jersey Turnpike won't have to dodge Thanksgiving traffic.

State Fish and Wildlife officials netted the bird Wednesday after failed attempts during the weekend.

The turkey has been trotting around toll booths at the 14B interchange in Jersey City since August.

Toll collectors began putting road construction cones on their parked cars to prevent the turkey from jumping onto their vehicles. They named the bird "Tammy the Turnpike Turkey."

Turnpike officials decided to remove the turkey because complaints from drivers intensified.

Turnpike spokesman Joe Orlando says the bird will not end up on a Thanksgiving table. It will go to live at the Popcorn Zoo in Lacey Township.


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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Nov 21, 2009 at 11:53 PM
    Hey Chris - that wild turkey you wanted for Thanksgiving is over there! ----------> Wait.. that's not the kind you meant, is it?
  • by Vance on Nov 21, 2009 at 03:27 PM
    Where is BIDEN,PELOSI,CLINTON,REID,and the rest of the flock?You turkeys are not just sheeple.
  • by PUREBREAD on Nov 21, 2009 at 12:40 PM
    Obama Crossing the street.Man where are all his bodygaurds?
  • by voter Location: nc on Nov 21, 2009 at 09:11 AM
    there's still wildlife in new jersey? plenty of animals, i know, but wildlife?
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Nov 21, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    What a lucky boid!
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