Loudoun County Animal Services / Facebook
A family in Loudoun, Virginia, was enjoy some quiet time at home one night, when they heard some concerning noises. Once they heard the unmistakable sound of glass shattering, they called the sheriff’s office for assistance.
When deputies responded, it didn’t take them long to find the guilty party: a wild turkey who decided to hide out in the bathroom.
Deputies knew they were out of their wheelhouse and quickly called in Humane Law Enforcement Officer Breslin. With the help of the deputies, Officer Breslin managed to secure and remove the bird.
In a Facebook post, Loudoun Animal Services said, “We’re happy to report that while the turkey did take out the entire window in the family’s home, he was unhurt and quickly fled the scene to roost in a nearby tree.”
While the idea of a wild turkey breaking into a home sounds unusual, this happens from time to time. In 2019, similar incidents occurred in Utah and California. Of course, if a wild turkey enters your home for a visit, be sure to call animal services right away. While turkeys are not usually aggressive, they may be hurt, or may lash out due to feeling scared or threatened. Your local animal care or humane services agency will be able to help you get the animal out of your home quickly and safely.