Post New Article

New Jersey homeowners say aggressive
turkeys are terrorizing community

Original Article

Posted By: NorthernDog, 11/10/2019 10:16:01 AM

A large flock of aggressive wild turkeys appears to be exacting some Thanksgiving revenge, having swooped down out of nowhere on a once-tranquil New Jersey 55-and-over community that is now being terrorized by the unwelcome invaders. No one appears to be happy that the mean birds — as many as 60 of them — have muscled in on Holiday City in Toms River and become a gobbling nuisance, according to reports. “The turkeys are taking over,” one resident told News 12 New Jersey. “It’s like an infestation." The woman said people think it’s a laughing matter but it’s serious. “When

Comments:

Hint - it's almost Thanksgiving. You should be able to put the turkeys to good use.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: sternben 11/10/2019 10:23:36 AM (No. 231455)
There are 22 ways to deal with this.
14 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyHen 11/10/2019 10:26:09 AM (No. 231458)
This is a problem with a built in (tasty) solution!
9 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 11/10/2019 10:37:23 AM (No. 231465)
If you read the article, it says they can’t be trapped, moved, or harassed. It’s against state regulations. It’s New Joisey, people. The same state where retired cops are not allowed to carry firearms.
11 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 11/10/2019 10:38:27 AM (No. 231466)
A .410 shotgun, since the range is so short, would be perfect for this. And the pellets won't travel far, max about 200 yds or so. A bit of judicious alignment should make this easy. Wild turkeys have much less breast meat, but are still very tasty.
10 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 11/10/2019 10:39:32 AM (No. 231469)
Some around our area are troubled by peacocks and their wives and families… Noisy and often taking their time walking across residential streets...
4 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribicon 11/10/2019 10:56:52 AM (No. 231488)
NJ welcomes all migrants, especially those with a vibrant culture. Do turkeys vote Democrat? "Wild turkeys, which were once extinct in New Jersey, have made a resurgence all across the state since 22 of the birds were transplanted here in 1977." https://www.nj.com/ocean/2019/11/aggressive-group-of-turkeys-reportedly-terrorizing-nj-community.html
5 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: offrope 11/10/2019 10:57:33 AM (No. 231489)
Apparently you can get quite close to them. A pellet gun, bow and arrow, or even a wrist rocket slingshot could harvest the turkeys quietly. They taste great.
9 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: cycloneman 11/10/2019 11:10:06 AM (No. 231501)
Until I read the actual article, I thought the headline was referring to New Jersey Democrats.
15 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Hazymac 11/10/2019 11:21:48 AM (No. 231514)
Problems with overly aggressive gobblers (Ben Franklin's favorite bird)? Arrow, shotgun, rifle, pistol ... the possibilities are endless, except apparently in Tony Soprano Land, the birthplace of one of my grandmothers, where gun ownership is succumbing to creeping regulation and outright bans. New Jersey is among the five or so unfriendliest states to the Second Amendment and to the rights of rights of gun owners. In the absence of firearms a broadhead arrow from a recurve bow is quite effective, especially when it takes an old gobbler in the neck. The video below is interesting, showing a male turkey decoy used by a hunter as a visual shield to creep up on turkeys that would otherwise be spooked, not to mention the near decapitation of a tom turkey (that never knew what it had been hit by) with one arrow. Happy Turkey Day on the 28th, and Happy Thanksgiving! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDP_P9TgDJQ
2 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: TXknitter 11/10/2019 11:30:05 AM (No. 231520)
Wow, the fact that people wouldn’t want to harvest these and joyfully contribute the meat to places where Thanksgiving Day dinners are feeding those in need says a lot about the area!
4 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: FLCracker 11/10/2019 11:42:45 AM (No. 231530)
I've been around both free-ranging peafowl and wild turkeys. Peafowl are pretty laid back. Being surrounded by the turkeys is like being surrounded by those little spitter dinosaurs that killed Nedry in "Jurassic Park." If they could spit on us and peck us to the bone, they would.
5 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/10/2019 11:49:51 AM (No. 231535)
Keep it quiet. Use a crossbow and a Gobbler Guillotine arrow head.
4 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/10/2019 12:21:28 PM (No. 231555)
It actually is a serious matter. They poop all over everything, they can scratch your vehicles should they choose to sit upon them. This community needs to get themselves a Captain Quint and let him provide the community with all the Turkey they can handle for the holiday.
4 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/10/2019 12:21:46 PM (No. 231556)
Sorry, when I read aggressive turkeys my first thought was politicians.
7 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/10/2019 1:01:24 PM (No. 231580)
A subsonic .22 round. Nuff said.
4 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: nelsonted1 11/10/2019 1:08:58 PM (No. 231585)
We had hybrid turkeys in the area 25 years ago that hung around peoples yards and farms. They'd walk in, roost in pole sheds and be off the next day. Dad Asked the game warden if some wild turkeys could be established in the area. The game.warden said the semi tame ones had to be killed off first. A neighbor ran a gun club next door. One of those turkeys began living on his deck. He was so mean to little kids and women he had to disappear. I wonder if the town actually went to the fish and game department they could get a waiver.
1 person likes this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: nelsonted1 11/10/2019 1:18:39 PM (No. 231594)
Way back in college my girlfriend told m e to wait a minute so she could show me something I would never believe. She went in the bathroom. Came out in shorts. Her legs were striped with bruises top to bottom like someone beat her with a pool cue. I had all kinds of thoughts roaring through my head. turns out she had crossed the uncle's turkey feedlot and a tom turkey pinned her against the fence and beat her with his wings. He beat on her until her uncle heard her screaming and ran off the turkey. The fence pattern was so dense she couldn't get her toes in it to get back over. When she charged him he kept his wings around her. She didn't think of just diving in him to knock him back but he was so big she was stuck. Turkey s can be big and aggressive.
3 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: VietVet68 11/10/2019 1:19:51 PM (No. 231595)
I understand that the Remington Firearms company has a surefire cure for aggressive turkeys.
7 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: WI Cynic 11/10/2019 1:34:06 PM (No. 231602)
We have wintertime flocks of turkey around here, but they cover large areas foraging. They can't stay in one spot unless they find a large, reliable food source. To the people of Holiday City I say, "Find the fool that's feeding them." When the free meals are gone, so will be the turkey.
5 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 11/10/2019 2:29:44 PM (No. 231631)
We have the same problem with the Canadian geese and the wild hogs down south. We assume it is all the welfare. People used to hunt and eat this wildlife, and now we have idiots who are feeding them and helping them to multiply!
3 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: watashiyo 11/10/2019 4:58:25 PM (No. 231715)
Stupid people of NEW JERSEY. They're more concerned about undocumented Turkeys than the ILLEGAL ALIENs. These Turkeys must be Republicans. .....wait a minute, many Republicans(RINOs) ARE Turkeys!
3 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: Mother of AL 11/10/2019 5:39:50 PM (No. 231728)
#20, we are from the Midwest, and have the same problem with the geese. Any small to midsize lake has been overtaken by the geese. Since they either return to their birthplace, or now never leave they are horrible. And since they walk around their lake, the lands and sidewalks and parking lots around these lakes are covered with goose droppings. One local hospital that had a small lake with sidewalks around it had their sidewalks get so slippery it was a hazard.
2 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 11/10/2019 6:55:15 PM (No. 231775)
Same solution, #22, although goose isn't quite as good as turkey, IMO, still pretty good. But folks treat them like pets, will get upset if folks start harvesting them, my bet. City folks are such weenies.
1 person likes this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: judy 11/11/2019 3:04:27 AM (No. 231914)
Sorry NJ but the Schiff aggressive turkeys are terrorizing DC.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by NorthernDog"
Bode Miller delivered his twin boys after
midwife didn't make it time for the birth
7 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/12/2019 7:03:35 PM Post Reply
Bode Miller added yet another impressive title to his list of accomplishments Friday. On top of being an Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Famer, Miller can also say he’s delivered children. No, Miller didn’t become an obstetrician, but he had to perform similar duties when his twin boys were born Nov. 8. Miller stepped in and helped deliver the twins after the couple’s midwife did not show up in time for the birth, according to the Daily Mail. Miller, 42, had help from his mother, who previously worked as a midwife. Together, they helped deliver
'Monday Night Football' commentator
under fire after belittling criticism
of 49ers kicker for missed field goal
11 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/12/2019 6:41:50 PM Post Reply
The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers in dramatic fashion on Monday night, taking a 27-24 victory in overtime to hand the Niners their first loss of the season. (Snip) Kicker Chase McLaughlin, an undrafted rookie playing in his first game for the 49ers, had already nailed three field goals on the night, and with this kick had the chance to play hero for his new team. Instead, he botched the kick, punching the ball wide left to keep the overtime period going. "The moment was too big," Tessitore said. Tessitore's turn of phrase might have gone unremarked upon
Poll finds negative views of Democrats' and
Trump's handling of impeachment inquiry
12 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/12/2019 9:45:49 AM Post Reply
Congressional Democrats and Republicans each appear to face a challenge moving public opinion on impeachment as public hearings begin, since many Americans say their views are already locked in. There's been essentially no change in the number who feel President Trump deserves to be impeached since last month, and now the public expresses dissatisfaction with the approaches of both congressional Democrats and the president thus far. More Americans feel the Democrats have done a bad job handling the inquiry (52%) than a good job (48%.) And more feel President Trump has done a bad job handling it (56%) than feel
Record-breaking arctic
chill moving across U.S.
19 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/12/2019 9:14:29 AM Post Reply
A massive arctic chill is moving over much of the country Monday, bringing bone-chilling cold and snow. More than 67 million Americans are under winter weather alerts, and forecasters expect hundreds of cold temperature records to be broken. The cold and snow will have people shivering across the central, southern, and eastern U.S. through the middle of the week. The Plains and Midwest have seen snow, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud. Rapid City, South Dakota, got about five inches. There was a "no travel advisory" issued because of how much snow fell there over the weekend. In Minneapolis, vehicles
Breaking: Former President Jimmy Carter
checks into Emory Hospital for brain procedure
16 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/11/2019 9:28:45 PM Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted into Emory University Hospital on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, stemming from his recent falls, the Carter Center said. The Carter Center released a statement that said his procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning. “President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” the statement continued. (Tweet)We’re working to learn more. — Please return to AJC.com for updates.
Obama Buddy Deval Patrick
Latest to Mull Late Presidential Bid
15 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/11/2019 8:57:17 PM Post Reply
Unless they have reason to know it’s not actually happening, the report that former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is considering a late entry into the presidential race has to cause some jitters in the far-flung precincts of Team Biden. But what makes the report more credible, according to the New York Times, is that Deval called up Biden himself and told him about it: Mr. Patrick told Mr. Biden in a phone conversation last week that he was weighing a bid, according to a Democrat directly familiar with the call, but did not indicate that he had fully decided to
Hockey icon Don Cherry fired
for immigrant comments
16 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/11/2019 4:41:20 PM Post Reply
Don Cherry, an iconic Canadian hockey commentator, has been fired by Sportsnet for his on-air remarks on Saturday that alleged that the country's immigrants don't properly honor fallen soldiers. Cherry, 85, used his "Coach's Corner" segment on "Hockey Night In Canada" to criticize individuals who didn't wear poppy pins leading up the nation's Remembrance Day. The pins are sold by veterans groups and are worn to symbolically honor those who served. "I live in Mississauga [Ontario]. Very few people wear the poppy. Downtown Toronto, forget it. Nobody wears the poppy. ... Now you go to the small cities. You people ... that
Joe Biden aides reportedly worry
their meetings are too congratulatory
12 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/11/2019 1:51:31 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden seems to feel his 2020 run may be faltering. His campaign aides still reportedly don't want to tell him that. Biden's presidential campaign has all the trappings of a winning run: An experienced, beloved politician with a tragically heroic backstory, Edward-Isaac Dovere describes in The Atlantic. But polls and fundraising totals are showing Biden isn't thriving the way he'd hope, and his staffers are reportedly struggling to claim otherwise. "Biden's campaign lives in a dual reality," in which he's simultaneously winning most polls and yet still "being written off as finished," Dovere writes. Biden aides
No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning
natural gas in homes to save the planet
61 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/11/2019 9:52:56 AM Post Reply
SAN FRANCISCO – Fix global warming or cook dinner on a gas stove? That’s the choice for people in 13 cities and one county in California that have enacted new zoning codes encouraging or requiring all-electric new construction. The codes, most of them passed since June, are meant to keep builders from running natural gas lines to new homes and apartments, with an eye toward creating fewer legacy gas hookups as the nation shifts to carbon-neutral energy sources. For proponents, it's a change that must be made to fight climate change. For natural gas companies, it's a threat to their
2020 Democratic Voters Divided
Down Demographic Lines
11 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/11/2019 9:46:03 AM Post Reply
Bernie Sanders draws support from lots of young men. Joe Biden has a dominating share of African Americans. Elizabeth Warren is winning the heart of the Democratic Party’s progressive core—voters who call themselves both “strong Democrats’’ and “very liberal.'' Democratic primary voters are dividing into clear groups by ideology, race and other personal qualities as they assess their choices for the 2020 presidential nominee, Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling shows. A look at these core constituencies helps explain why three candidates have come to dominate the Democratic primary contest in national polling and points to which voter groups would have
Sen. Graham: Impeachment 'dead
on arrival' in Senate if Dems keep
whistleblower from testifying
10 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/10/2019 4:51:28 PM Post Reply
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., of not caring about the truth, and said Schiff's impeachment efforts will go nowhere unless he calls the anonymous whistleblower to come forward and testify about their complaint against President Trump. House Republicans over the weekend submitted a list of witnesses they would like to call for public testimony during the impeachment inquiry, but Schiff -- who is running the probe -- was swift to reject the request to have the whistleblower come forward. "I consider any impeachment in the House that doesn’t allow
New York Times: Biden greeted Buttigieg
in 'voice dripping with condescension'
13 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 11/10/2019 1:49:25 PM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been a less than welcome presence among others vying for the nomination along the campaign trail. More experienced Democrats hoping to clinch the 2020 Democratic nomination have seen Buttigieg's rise to fame and successful fundraising as a thorn in their own efforts. During an early campaign stop, former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, was surprised to see the 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana, mayor approach him for a greeting. "'Hello, Mr. President,' Mr. Biden said, in a voice dripping with condescension," noted an article in the New York Times. "In the still-crowded Democratic presidential field
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Hillary Clinton: I’m Facing ‘Enormous Pressure’
to Enter 2020 Race — I Want to ‘Retire’ Trump
52 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 11/12/2019 2:04:40 PM Post Reply
On Tuesday, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told BBC Radio 5 Live she was under “enormous pressure” to consider a 2020 White House run. When asked about her future in politics, Clinton said, “I feel a sense of responsibility partly because you know my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways. And I want to retire him.” When asked if she is absolutely ruling out a 2020 run, Clinton said, “I, as I say never, never, never say never.
Horowitz Report Will Be Damning.
Criminal Referrals Likely.
39 replies
Posted by StormCnter 11/12/2019 3:30:58 PM Post Reply
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s much anticipated report on his investigation into the FBI’s probe into President Trump’s campaign is expected to be made public before Thanksgiving and the outcome is alleged to contain several criminal referrals, according to sources who spoke with SaraACarter.com. Horowitz’s investigation on the bureau’s probe into the now debunked theory that Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential election will more than likely result in the declassification of documents — requested by senior Republican lawmakers for more than several years. These are the same documents President Trump turned over to Attorney General William Barr in May,
NFL Arranges Private
Workout For Colin Kaepernick
37 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/13/2019 4:46:56 AM Post Reply
The NFL has put together a private workout for Colin Kaepernick. According to Adam Schefter, the former 49ers quarterback will go through a training session in Atlanta on Saturday for teams, and interviews can be conducted afterwards.Video of the session will be given to all 32 teams, which are all also invited to attend in person to watch the man who refused to stand for the anthem throw footballs.(Snip)This is comical. This is just straight up comical. Does anybody honestly believe Kaepernick will ever play in the NFL again?
American Psychological Association
Demands Using Plural Pronouns For
Nonbinary Individuals
35 replies
Posted by M2 11/13/2019 5:53:00 AM Post Reply
In what appears to be one of the most remarkable examples of irony in left-wing “progress,” the LGBT left is celebrating the American Psychological Association’s style guide adopting “they/them” as the official pronoun designation for nonbinary people. LGBTQ Nation tweeted, “With this move, the APA is recognizing the existence of nonbinary people and inviting others to understand them better.” This change follows the highly publicized revelation of British singer Sam Smith changing his personal pronouns to “they” and “them” and stating, “I hope you can see me like I see myself now.”
Steve Schmidt: ‘Overwhelming Chance’ Trump
Will ‘Dump Pence’ in 2020, Replace Him with
Nikki Haley
32 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 11/12/2019 1:47:51 PM Post Reply
Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, during Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC predicted former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley could be on President Donald Trump’s ticket for reelection in 2020. Schmidt said Haley is “clearly angling for the job” with her new book “With All Due Respect,” adding Trump “has an enormous problem with women” that would be solved by the former South Carolina governor being his running mate. “It’s about currying favor. She wants to be vice president. She wants to be vice president on the Republican ticket in 2020,” Schmidt stated.
Hillary Clinton: 'I would have been a much better,
more successful president'
31 replies
Posted by tisHimself 11/12/2019 11:30:36 PM Post Reply
Hillary Clinton revealed Tuesday that she thinks “all the time” about how she would have made a better president than Donald Trump. I think about the kind of president I would have been all the time,” the twice-failed presidential candidate told the BBC. “I think about what I would have done — how, obviously, I would have been different. How I think I would have been a much better, more successful president.”
Homeless man hurls bucket of diarrhea
at woman near Hollywood Walk
of Fame
30 replies
Posted by Imright 11/12/2019 2:37:48 PM Post Reply
A homeless man dumped a bucket of “hot” diarrhea on a Los Angeles woman near the Hollywood Walk of Fame — an unprovoked attack that’s left her with PTSD, she said this week. Heidi Van Tassel said she about to drive home from a Thai restaurant near the famed tourist trip in April when the alleged assailant, Jere Blessings, dragged her out of her vehicle, news station NBC4 reported. He then pulled her into the middle of the street, where he dumped a bucket of feces over her head, she said. “It was diarrhea. Hot liquid,” Heidi Van Tassel told NBC4. “I was soaked,
'He wanted me to continue this fight':
Widow of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings
and key figure in Donald Trump's
impeachment inquiry announces campaign
for her husband's seat a month after
the civil rights activist died
30 replies
Posted by Imright 11/12/2019 11:05:41 AM Post Reply
The widow of Democrat Elijah Cummings has announced she will run for the Baltimore seat he left vacant when he passed away last month aged 68. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings announced her candidacy Monday night, saying that her late husband 'wanted me to continue this fight.' Maya, who until now has been chair of the Maryland Democrat Party, said her husband had urged her to run for the seat as his health declined.
LGBTQ Activist Students Walk Out
of Class to Protest Chick-Fil-A
Food Cart at Football Games
29 replies
Posted by M2 11/13/2019 6:52:06 AM Post Reply
While one group of students at West Linn High School in Oregon walked out of class to protest the presence of Chick-Fil-A food carts at their school’s football games, another group walked out waving bags of the chicken franchise’s offerings and sporting MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hats. The dueling walkouts took place on Friday, local station KATU reports: “The (school’s) Gay-Straight Alliance is upset that a Chick-Fil-A food cart is allowed at high school football games. They say Chick-Fil-A supports anti-LGBTQ+ organizations.D
Why Pete Buttigieg Is The Most
Destructive Candidate For Christianity
28 replies
Posted by MissMolly 11/12/2019 5:03:21 AM Post Reply
There’s nothing like seeing #PeteForPresident trending in fourth place nationwide on Twitter to remind you Pete Buttigieg is still very much in this presidential race. In the crowded field of Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020, Buttigieg is near the top, polling behind only Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. According to RealClearPolitics’ latest aggregate of polls, in the early primary state of Iowa, Buttigieg trails only Warren, holding 17.5 percent support — and for good reason. Buttigieg’s resume glows with accolades and qualifications. He is a Harvard University graduate, a military veteran, and a Rhodes scholar, and each time
The worst thing about Trump's
.'fake news' warning
27 replies
Posted by WhamDBambam 11/12/2019 6:34:25 AM Post Reply
There’s something my former CBS News colleague Lesley Stahl said a while back that continues to haunt me. It was something she says President Trump told her, off camera.... She says she told him that his constant bashing of the media was tiresome. “Why are you doing it?” she says she asked him. According to Stahl, (he) responded with this: “I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you.”
I’m An Observant Jew. Here’s Why
I Want More Americans To Come To Jesus
25 replies
Posted by M2 11/13/2019 5:50:28 AM Post Reply
There’s no doubt Kanye West has found religion. Listen to the musically arresting “Jesus is King,” and you’ll hear a powerful, positive case for a personal relationship with G-d. But will secular Americans heed his call? Considering that we’re living in historically peaceful and prosperous times, it’s notable how misery stalks many Americans like a shadow. Countless government programs have tried to fix what ails us, at least since the Great Society got going, and it never quite works. That’s why I’m hoping Kanye’s music will inspire more Americans to join his religious journey.
Post New Article