Wild turkeys have taken to the streets in Barrie, Ont., disrupting traffic and chasing after people. Unlike the traditional Thanksgiving turkey, these birds are a protected species, so the city has its wings tied when it comes to dealing with the gobblers. John Brassard is a city councillor in Barrie, about an hour's drive north of Toronto. CBC Radio's As It Happens guest host Karen Gordon reached him at his office on Monday. To hear the interview, click the icon at left.
Wild turkeys rule the routes in Barrie, Ont.
CBC News Posted: Jun 27, 2011 7:31 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 27, 2011 10:48 PM ET
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