Menacing Turkeys Thwart Mail Delivery

In one section of Rockport, Mass., mail delivery has stopped. About 10 turkey have been terrorizing the mailman for the last several months, chasing down the mail truck. The big birds won't leave because residents have been feeding them. Perhaps the mailman should arm himself with a November calendar — with one date in particular circled in red.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. They'll deliver mail through rain, sleet, and snow, but apparently not a pack of turkeys. Led by a couple of territorial males, a gang of turkeys has been attacking a carrier in Rockport, Massachusetts, and keeping him from making his rounds. The post office turned for help to the state's environmental police. Their advice: Open an umbrella just as the turkey charges, tricking the feathered foe into believing he's facing another dominant mail. It's Morning Edition.

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