Well, Gerald has been part of the community for a while now, and he’s known to all of the residents.
He used to be pretty laid back and would wander around without bothering anyone, but something changed not long after quarantine hit.
Maybe he got used to having the garden all to himself over the past few weeks because now Gerald has taken to attacking everyone he meets in the Morcom Rose Garden.
Twitter; pictured above is a notice explaining the garden is closed because of Gerald
I kid you not, this guy has residents calling and reporting him to animal control and saying he’s turned into a velociraptor.
In the memo posted on the garden and pictured in the Twitter photo above, it reads, “Oakland’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Development, Department of Public Works, and Oakland Animal Services have collaborated on the decision to temporarily close the Morcom Rose Garden.”
“The city is aware of and is taking seriously several incidents of attacks by a male turkey in the park and considers this a public safety concern.”
It went on to say the California Department of Fish and Wildlife “denied the city’s request to relocate the turkey, indicating that it is not a solution, nor allowed by state law.”
“The city has reported to CDFW the incidents of attacks on humans.”
Geez, Gerald. So fowl!
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