Authorities Warn: Stay Away from the Wild Turkey in New York’s Central Park

New York residents have been warned to stay away from a wild turkey that has taken up residence in Central Park.

The turkey, the bird kind, not the drink are common along the East Coast, but are rarely seen in city areas, and experts aren’t sure how it go there. Wild turkey’s can and do fly, but usually fly close to the ground for no more than a quarter mile (400 m) at a time. To get to Central Park would have meant negotiating Manhattan traffic, and that would have been a challenge.

The turkey was last spotted scrounging for food near Wollman Rink according to a local report, but quickly disappeared.

It’s hoped the turkey will move on in the spring.