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Can You Shoot a Goose? And Other Bay Area Wildlife Questions

March 14, 2013 | 4:09 pm

Can You Shoot a Goose? And Other Bay Area Wildlife Questions

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By Alex Emslie Ever want to trap a turkey? Eradicate a raccoon? Garrote a goose? You’re not alone. As more and more wild creatures set up housekeeping in Bay Area cities and suburbs, some residents are getting tired of squirrels eating their bird food. They’re furious when raccoons battle their dogs, sad when their roses […]

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A Bay Area Problem: What To Do If You Are Attacked by a Wild Turkey (Videos)

March 6, 2013 | 3:39 pm

A Bay Area Problem: What To Do If You Are Attacked by a Wild Turkey (Videos)

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By Jonathan Roisman On a recent drive in Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood, a motorist stopped at a stop sign and instantly found herself surrounded by wild turkeys. When the driver honked, the birds responded by pecking the car’s tires and door. Minutes passed with the driver paralyzed until finally an intrepid resident emerged to shoo the […]

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Wild Turkeys Invade Albany Neighborhood; Video

February 19, 2013 | 3:58 pm

Wild Turkeys Invade Albany Neighborhood; Video

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It has become a familiar ritual for residents of one block on Cornell Avenue in the East Bay town of Albany: Every evening just after sunset, wild turkeys appear. They amble up the street, alone, then in twos and threes, then in larger groups, until maybe 30 have gathered. They gobble and screech. As they […]

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