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By Citrus Heights resident Carolyn Monson–
[RE: Wild turkeys in Citrus Heights are out of control; Guest Opinion, Nov. 28th] I enjoy the turkeys and wonder why others are so unhappy with them — do mockingbirds irritate them too? It seems that the areas where I see large groups varies from year to year and they seem to completely disappear for a good part of the year.
My vote is to leave them alone. Maybe offer suggestions to those who are so bothered how they might discourage the turkeys — for example, a few years ago, a neighbor of mine continuously had the bark in his yard seriously disturbed when the turkeys scratched for food. He put chicken wire down and then put bark on top. I haven’t seen any mess created by turkeys since. Animals (wild or domesticated) are a gift!
Wild turkeys are awesome
At what point do humans accept that we are part of nature, not masters of nature? We’re really going to re-locate some animals because they leave some droppings or extend our commute by a minute or two? Think long and hard about how decent your life must be, if wild turkeys are one of the bigger inconveniences you come across in life. The turkeys are awesome, there’s plenty of people, buildings, businesses, traffic, and crime to go around in our dear Citrus Heights… I don’t think there are enough turkeys.
-Mathew Dastmalchi, Citrus Heights
It’s time to do something about the wild turkeys
Don’t ever get chased by a turkey. They are vicious and can do some serious harm. They are really fierce when it’s mating season. Time to do something about them. I used to see herds of them at the mobile home community when I went there for bingo; now they are “visiting” our community which is off Antelope Road.
-Lena Mueller, Citrus Heights
Wild turkeys make me happy
I love the wild turkeys please leave them alone. They make me happy!
-Susan Norris, Citrus Heights
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