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Got Photos? Stories? Turkeys Take Over Town

The turkeys are back in town. Have you seen them?

Cinnaminson resident Jennifer Robinson emailed Cinnaminson Patch earlier this week with pictures of turkeys that have been making appearances near Jackson Street, off Cinnaminson Avenue, near .

Last week, Robinson said she saw them running across Cinnaminson Avenue.

Click to the right to see Robinson's pictures and to add your own.

In November of last year, that called Howard Street and Bank Avenue in Riverton their home if you drove by early in the morning.

On our Facebook page, several residents said they've seen the turkeys in Cinnaminson lately. One user said there was a family of turkeys living on Broadwood Avenue, near Villinger Avenue. 

Another user said there were more than a dozen in the Sweetwater development by the old Acme. 

Other areas our Facebook followers said they saw turkeys are in East Riverton, near  near Fairfax Drive and more.

According to Pete Dunne, chief communications officer for the Cape May Bird Observatory, the wild turkeys like to sleep in trees—preferably oak trees. Dunne also said during autumn, the birds’ diet switches to seeds and acorns, which are presently scattered among local lawns and walkways, making it the perfect stomping grounds for the feathered beasts.

Wild turkeys stand nearly 4 feet with wingspans of 5 feet, have powerful legs and can run 20-25 mph and can fly up to 55 mph—in contrast to the nonflying farm-raised turkeys.

Do you have any photos of turkeys? Any other areas you see them in Cinnaminson, Palmyra or Riverton? Upload your photos or videos and leave comments below.

Terry K. veitenheimer September 15, 2012 at 06:36 PM
we see them a lot back by the Pennsauken creek. Sometimes you have to slow down to let them cross the street..HAHAHA.. anybody up for toikey crossing signs !!! :0
Terry K. veitenheimer September 15, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I think they've become a staple here. Hopefully noone will screw that up. It's nice to see wildlife doing its thing for a change instead of mankind uprooting all thier roosts ( pun intended )
Terry K. veitenheimer September 15, 2012 at 06:40 PM
and yup !!! I agree with dajoepa75. If I see hunters or hear gunshots around here it will get reported immedirately !!!! Undersatndable people need to eat, but there's designated places for hunting.. the back streets of Cinnaminson do not count !!!! :0 .
Diane Marr September 15, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Wild turkeys are not good eating turkeys. They're mainly muscle and don't taste the same as store bought, farm raised turkeys. It would be a crime for someone to kill them only to find out they can't be eaten. We've had the three adult female with the 13 babies all summer. They like to walk behind the old Acme, down on Winding Way and all over my and three of my neighbors properties. They don't seem to be afraid of people, as we can walk close to them. They are a great addition to the neighborhood.
Terry September 16, 2012 at 12:28 AM
I went to work one morning and of course it was very early and they were in my front lawn, scared the pants of me.....They were gobbling gobbling all over and their wings are very large....They also have the biggest feet.. Yes there are 13 babies with the three adults. The babies are getting very big now. They sure are a great addition to the neighborhood.
Dan Reynolds September 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Love seeing them around town, always stop to take a look.
Christine T September 17, 2012 at 02:09 PM
They have been in our neighborhood for a couple of years now. It is exciting to see them almost daily. My kids love them. I uploaded a bunch of photos. We also have 2 guinea hens that roam the neighborhood also. The guinea hens are very playful and are fun to watch. The people I talk to in the neighborhood haven't had any problems with them as of yet.
Ric September 17, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I usually have wild turkey (not the liquor) for Thanksgiving at the home of a relative, who is a hunter. Wild turkey tastes similar to grocery store turkey but it is not as bland and it is not raised in a tiny cage. It cannot taste bad, after all the pilgrims and Indians feasted on it.
Barney September 17, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I think what Ric is saying is he likes the taste of Wild Turkey better because it is free. Liberals like free meals.
Benni D September 18, 2012 at 09:45 PM
@ dajoepa75 I am sure they would give them a proclamation pardoning them because that sounds idiotic enough for this township committee!

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