Turkeys go Postal in Madison
April 13, 2008 Madison, WI
Its mating season for wild turkeys and they are attacking unsuspecting Madison postal workers on
the west side. A gang of wild tom turkeys have been peering out from behind the shrubbery and
jumping on the backs of the legs, particularly those who wear shorts.
John Kass, a Chicago Tribune columnist wrote: "What really must be horrifying is that quiet moment,
just before they attack. They peer out behind some shrubbery, their long necks craning, their
turkey eyes fixing on non-suspecting human calves of mail carriers, and decide to either mate
with, or kill those calves, or both."
"Just imagine a randy turkey running out from shrubbery, lusting after the legs of postal workers,
lunging toward them, head bobbing forward, the way horny turkeys run."