Jackson County Deputy kills turkey that refused to leave porch
by AP News Now
December 19, 2012 09:16 AM | 1430 views | 4 4 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

BOGART, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy armed with a broom and a gun opened fire on a wild turkey, saying he had to kill the bird when it attacked him.

The turkey was shot to death during the encounter Sunday afternoon on the front porch of a home in the small town of Bogart.

Jackson County sheriff's officials say the deputy was dispatched to the home on Georgia Highway 330 by a resident who said a turkey on her front porch was refusing to leave.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the deputy got the turkey off the porch, but then it charged him.

A sheriff's report says the deputy used the broom to fend off the turkey, but it attacked the broom and the deputy said he had no choice but to shoot it.



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Kennesaw Resident
December 19, 2012
It looks like the Sheriff needs to take his gun. Where is Sheriff Andy when we need him?
Cobb Taxpayer
December 19, 2012
Surely, he of all people could have called the Department of Natural Resources and asked for their assistance.
Gringo Bandito
December 19, 2012
Thank God this officer was there to protect the broom.
Church Streeter
December 19, 2012
So....when the deputy charged the turkey with the broom, it fought back. Shocking. I'm all for a good hunt, but when did police officers become so quick to shoot animals? Let me guess, this bird had 10 inch spurs and fire in its eyes. Sounds like the chicken won this fight.
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