The Morcom rose garden in the Californian city of Oakland was forced to close after the local Turkey Gerald began to attack people. Bird has received several complaints in the Auckland animal welfare, and the Department of parks and recreation was forced to make a difficult decision.
Before COVID-19 sent of the inhabitants of Auckland to the isolation, Gerald is often seen peacefully walking in the area. He became a public favorite, escorting students to school with their parents. However, after the quarantine, the bird had changed dramatically: he became aggressive to attack people facing. According to People, the plaintiffs called Gerald’s “cruel”, and compared it with the velociraptors from “Jurassic Park”.
“The city knows and is serious about multiple attacks Turkey in the Park. We believe this to be a problem of public security”, – stated in the notification of the parks Department. Officials even tried to persuade colleagues of the Department of wildlife California move to Turkey, but they refused to interfere, stating that it does not solve the problem, and state law is not provided.
To stop the attacks Gerald, it was decided to stop feeding him and the other wild animals that were often closer to the people. Attacks became less, but the Turkey still pursues bystanders.
“Experts in the wild believe that the re-education of a Turkey would work if he retreated and kept their distance from humans. Unfortunately, he’s not doing it on a regular basis, even with a very small number of people in the Park, – said the employee of the Oakland a’s service for the protection of animals. – We were told that it would only work if feeding turkeys and other wildlife will cease fully. Then there is the hope that visitors may soon be back in the rose garden”.