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Off the Wall News: Deputy shoots turkey that attacked kids and dog

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner • Nov 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM

CORINNE, Utah — An apparently deranged turkey's behavior proved threatening enough, even for this rural north Box Elder town, that police had to intervene.

Spoiler alert: The honored bird, a holiday icon, does not survive this tale.

Calls came in to emergency dispatchers from victims who said the big bird's behavior led them to believe it was a wild turkey. It was attacking children.

At first during the near two-hour adventure Sunday evening, the local animal control officer was summoned. Who said the office had no authority over turkeys, according to the dispatch log.

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