Turkeys block Highway 101; no charges despite fowl play
'The big turkey decided to follow the car'
Nova Scotia RCMP say despite the obvious fowl play, no charges are anticipated after two turkeys blocked traffic on Highway 101 last week.
An officer was driving on Highway 101 just west of the Bridgetown exit last Wednesday before the blizzard hit when he encountered two birds on the road.
He took a photo and decided to move on, but the turkeys had other plans.
"The big turkey decided to follow the car," said Cpl. Dale Guy, a spokesman for the Bridgetown RCMP.
"It was right in the middle of the road and running beside the car on the yellow centre line."
Guy said the officer yelled at the birds to get off the road, but they refused to listen to him at first.
"He's talking to the bird and the bird is chirping right back at him," he said.
After about 30 seconds, the turkeys ran away. While the birds are not known to police, Guy said several members of the public have reported seeing the same turkeys on the highway.