We're kinda used to animals coming into Spokane — moose, bears, even
the occasional mountain lion. But now it seems we've got a wild turkey
Perhaps frightened by the upcoming holiday of Thanksgiving, about 20
wild turkeys have been running through a neighborhood in northeast
Spokane, an area known somewhat facetiously as the Republic of Hillyard.
The escaped turkeys have been "blocking traffic and loitering and
defecating in yards" and in general showing what a pain in the ass
they can be when running loose.
The turkeys, who can fly up to 200 feet, obviously had no problem with
the low fences or other barriers in the neighborhood.
The turkeys are scheduled to be rounded up on Friday. Supposedly.