Postal carriers say aggressive turkeys stopping mail service

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Aggressive Turkeys Reportedly Stopping Mail Service

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Postal carriers say a rafter of aggressive wild turkeys have prevented them from delivering mail to more than two dozen homes in a Cleveland suburb.

Explore>> Read more trending news reports residents on a number of streets in Rocky River have had to pick up their mail at the post office because the turkeys have created unsafe conditions for carriers to deliver to their homes.

Rocky River Mayor Pam Bobst said the problem has persisted for three weeks.

City ordinances don’t allow for the turkeys to be eradicated, Bobst said.

The city has instead sent letters to people asking them to stop putting out bird feed in the hope the turkeys will go elsewhere.

A U.S. Postal Service spokesman said some carriers have been pecked but none have been injured.

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