The Reign Of Gerald, An Aggressive Turkey, Is Over For five months, the bird evaded captors while attacking humans. A wildlife expert disguised herself as one of his preferred victims — an older woman. Gerald took the bait, charged and was captured.
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The Reign Of Gerald, An Aggressive Turkey, Is Over

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The Reign Of Gerald, An Aggressive Turkey, Is Over

The Reign Of Gerald, An Aggressive Turkey, Is Over

The Reign Of Gerald, An Aggressive Turkey, Is Over

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For five months, the bird evaded captors while attacking humans. A wildlife expert disguised herself as one of his preferred victims — an older woman. Gerald took the bait, charged and was captured.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Residents of Oakland, Calif., can rest a little easier. The reign of the notoriously aggressive turkey named Gerald has finally ended. For five months, the bird evaded his captors while attacking humans until a wildlife expert disguised herself as one of his preferred victims, an older woman. Gerald took the bait and charged. The real-life Wile E. Coyote captured her Road Runner. Gerald has been relocated away from humans.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "LOONEY TOONS")

UNIDENTIFIED VOICE ACTOR: (As Road Runner) Beep beep.

GREENE: It's MORNING EDITION.

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