Photo: Wild Turkeys Invading Suburban U.S.



Wild turkeys cross a road in suburban Dover, Massachusetts, in November 2005.

Although the large birds had been hunted to near extinction in North America by the 1930s, reintroduction efforts since then have allowed the birds to resurge.

There are now nearly seven million wild turkeys roaming the United States—and they are unexpectedly thriving in urban and suburban settings.

Photograph by John Nordell/the
Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images


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