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June 10, 2011 > Wild turkey cozies up to Ohio woman

Wild turkey cozies up to Ohio woman

Submitted By AP Wire Service

CHESTERLAND, Ohio (AP), May 25 - An Ohio woman says she and her husband can't have Thanksgiving turkey anymore, now that a wild turkey has ``adopted'' them.

Rea Wedekamm says for the last month the male turkey has visited her yard up to four times a day in Chesterland, 18 miles east of Cleveland. The Plain Dealer newspaper reports the bird comes within a few feet of Wedekamm, spreads it colorful feathers and gobbles back when she makes a similar sound.

State wildlife biologist Mike Reynolds says wild turkeys normally fear humans, though they can become friendly. He cautions that they also can become aggressive.

Wedekamm says that hasn't become a problem with her ``Mr. Turkey.'' She worried about him during the state's recent turkey hunting season and was relieved when it ended May 15.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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