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New Jersey Turnpike Turkey Finally Captured

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A week before Thanksgiving, a turkey became a local celebrity in New Jersey when she took up residence along Exit 14B on the New Jersey Turnpike, creating a hazard for motorists.

Dubbed Tammy the Turnpike Turkey by the media, the clever bird managed to evade authorities for a week while crossing the highway and creating safety concerns as drivers slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting her.

Agents from New Jersey’s Fish and Wildlife division finally managed to lure her from the nearby woods where she’d been hiding. They used a gun-powered net to ensnare her.

Tammy will be relocated to the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacy Township, N.J., where zoo personnel assured the public that far from being someone’s Thanksgiving dinner, Tammy will be paired with a tom turkey named “Gobbler.”

Happy Ending for Tammy the Turnpike Turkey (NBC New York)

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