Residents living along Gilmore Street in rural Pollock Pines have recently reported a turkey sighting in their neighborhood.
The turkey has been named “Davis” by some living there. Some say the turkey was on a truck to Davis but escaped and made its way to Pollock Pines. Others believe the bird is a pet that left its home and can’t find its way back.
Some neighbors there say the bird is friendly but others say it has become a nuisance. Krystina Kalapothakos said the turkey has been aggressive toward her and chased her car.
“I don't want to see him get hurt,” Kalapothakos said. “But he was definitely aggressive the other day with my car."
Long-time resident Judy Chadburn said the bird is friendly and puts food out for it.
According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, wild turkeys can be found in about 20 percent of the state.
Homeowners are warned not to approach or feed the birds because they can become unafraid of humans.
The birds can then become permanent residents of neighborhoods. If that happens they can become more than a nuisance as they may perch on top of cars or roofs damaging them.