A gang of angry turkeys is now running this Longwood neighborhood

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A crew of unruly and aggressive wild turkeys have essentially taken over a neighborhood in Longwood, Florida, prompting wildlife officials to advise residents to arm themselves with water bottles.

Birds, man. 



According to WKMG, the "rafter" of turkeys first appeared in the Wingfield Reserve neighborhood a few weeks ago, and are now chasing kids, pecking at cars and basically running the streets.

"Scary to let our kids play in the front yard because we don't know if the turkeys are going to be there," said Kristen Haynes to the station.



Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have informed residents not to feed the turkeys, and if you happen to come across this gang of jerks to either yell, or squirt the little shitheads with a water bottle.

Read the whole thing here.

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