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Deputy kills turkey that refused to leave porch

BOGART — A sheriff's deputy armed with a broom and a gun opened fire on a wild turkey, saying he had to kill the bird when it attacked him.

The turkey was shot to death during the encounter Sunday afternoon on the front porch of a home in the small town of Bogart.

Jackson County sheriff's officials say the deputy was dispatched to the home on Georgia Highway 330 by a resident who said a turkey on her front porch was refusing to leave.

The deputy got the turkey off the porch, but then it charged him.

A sheriff's report says the deputy used the broom to fend off the turkey, but it attacked the broom and the deputy said he had no choice but to shoot it.

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pcjohn 1 year, 4 months ago

So this cop "feared for his life" when a turkey "attacked" him????? A TURKEY ? I wonder what he would do in a real threatening situation. Look out, you citizens of Bogart, this guy likes to shoot things.

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Kent 1 year, 4 months ago

If this cop would do this to an unarmed turkey, I would hate to think what would happen if I accidentally bumped into him on the street. Someone needs to contact Dianne Feinstein so she can identify and ban his weapon and magazine.

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