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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wild turkey sighted in Library Park

Wild turkey hen taking a stroll in Library Park.

Coming back from the pharmacy shortly after noon Wednesday, I was surprised to see a wild turkey hen near the Plainfield
Public Library.

She had crossed Arlington Avenue at West 9th Street and strolled nonchalantly into the park toward the fountain, stopping to peck at the grass occasionally. She seemed undeterred by either passing traffic or people walking and sitting in the park.

Though I have seen turkeys many times above Woodland Avenue and along Rahway Road, this is the first I can recall seeing any this far into town. For more about wild turkeys, see here.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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