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Some Fowl Play in Nutley Sunday

Wild turkeys out and about on an early fall evening

Maybe they just needed to check their balance?

Two wild turkeys were spotted cavorting in front of, and on, the Proponent Federal Credit Union building on Washington Avenue just around dusk Sunday night.

The birds, each of which were a few feet long, were fairly friendly, allowing a photographer to come close enough for the pictures accompanying this story. The birds can also be nasty, however, and have been known to attack, especially when they’re traveling in groups known as “rafters” (thank you Internet!).  

An intrepid videographer in Belleville captured an encounter last year where a rafter blocked a woman from proceeding forward in her car for a few minutes before the birds were distracted by another vehicle, which can be seen at around the 3:20-minute mark.

Chooch October 17, 2012 at 01:01 PM
There are tons in Belleville around the Smallwood Avenue area.
Paul Milo (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 05:22 PM
That's right. Maybe they're branching out. These were spotted right by the Clifton border.

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