Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Signs Have Turkeys Crossing Road Instead of Landing on Windshields in B.C. Town

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Signs Have Turkeys Crossing Road Instead of Landing on Windshields in B.C. Town

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B.C. town installs turkey-crossing signs

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CASTLEGAR, B.C. - Wild turkeys in Castlegar, B.C., now have a way to cross the road and get to the other side.

A flock of about 30 turkeys has been causing traffic troubles in the West Kootenay town for about a year and a half, said Coun. Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff.

"Basically, people were driving and slamming on their brakes because two, three, four times a day, they cross the road, I guess to go feed or to do whatever turkeys do," she said.

The poultry crossings caused some minor fender-benders, slowed traffic and even damaged vehicles.

"I had people contact me and say they had seen a turkey fly and crack somebody's windshield. You know, they're big birds, right? And if you just hit them a certain way, they could fly up and do that," Heaton-Sherstobitoff said. …

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