The latest strange sighting in Notre Dame de Grace (NDG) is a 20 pound wild turkey roaming the streets. That’s right a wild turkey in NDG. Residents of NDG and Montreal West are so used to seeing this wild turkey on their front yards they have nick named him Butters.
Experts say they usually mind their on business but don’t get too close as they can defend themselves if provoked. Wild turkeys wings are very strong and they can kick with their feet.
Are wild turkeys dangerous?
Sightings have been popping up all over and around Montreal to the point that Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie asked residents to stop calling their animal hotline. The borough has told its residents, “The wild turkeys are not dangerous, just leave them be.”
Basically it’s just a very large bird that eats, seeds, insects, corn and food scrap form human garbage. Experts say feeding them can do more harm than good. There is a chance they could die. They also can become a nuisances if fed. Reports of turkeys getting fed have have knocked on doors with their beaks for a snacks.
Wild Turkeys will be around as long as there is a food source and their only predators are wolves and coyotes which are not often seen in the city.
So, if you come across Butters give him space and just enjoy nature getting closer to home!