CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Wild Turkey Causes Traffic in Mississauga
Just in time for Thanksgiving?
If you were in the area of Lakeshore Road West this morning, you may have spotted a wild turkey milling around near one of the bus stops.
Police tweeted about the incident at 3:11 p.m., reporting that they were able to assist Animal Services in bringing the turkey back to green space, but not before the lost bird caused traffic issues by distracting a few drivers.
Focus on the road, no matter what the distraction is! This wild turkey caused issues with traffic on a #Mississauga street this morning. #PRP assisted Animal Services escort this nervous turkey back to green space. #ThanksgivingWeekend #WhyDidTheTurkeyCrossTheRoad pic.twitter.com/jcgvPqJd0B— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) October 6, 2018
A Facebook user by the name of Margarita Ortisi shared a few videos of the incident, which can be seen below:
This isn’t Peel’s first run-in with a lost turkey — back in March, video footage surfaced of a large and aggressive turkey chasing a male resident in Brampton, while he tried to keep it at bay with a stick.
Thankfully this one wasn’t so hostile!
Cover photo courtesy of Peel Regional Police
Videos courtesy of Margarita Ortisi