They’re in the backyard. They’re up on the roof and at the front door. They stop traffic and make a mad dash for your car.
The feathered beast making a b-line for your front bumper is New Jersey’s wild turkey, the not-so-rare bird that seems to roam the nation’s most densely populated state with abandon.
The bird that to many Garden Staters looks better on a dinner plate than scurrying across the front lawn has in recent years come out of the wild in increasing numbers, flocking to suburbia in its never-ending quest for an easy meal.