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Wild turkey spotted wandering around Old Town

Posted on May 20,2016
Filed Under Pets , Community,

By Kristi King

WASHINGTON - A wild turkey is wandering the streets of Old Town, Alexandria. It was spotted Thursday on the north side of Old Town and in the Del Ray area.

“There have been multiple calls,” said Alexandria City Police Spokeswoman Crystal Nosal.

“A lot of people are seeing large birds we believe to be wild turkeys around Alexandria today and the past few days.”

Nosal says the calls are from concerned citizens who just want to make sure the birds are all right.

“If they’re in the roadway or they’re causing an issue then we try to send Animal Control out to round them up,” Nosal said.

The Chief of Animal Services for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria tells WTOP he thinks it’s just one bird that’s wandering around.

Animal Service officers already relocated the bird once to a heavily-wooded area in National Cemetery where it first was spotted, near the Masonic Temple south of Duke Street.

Brian Rees said people shouldn’t try to approach or interact with wildlife … which is exactly what happened Wednesday when a baby beaver turned up in Northwest near the Van Ness Metro Station along Connecticut Avenue.

Source wtop

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