Detroit-area woman stalked by aggressive turkey

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COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- An Oakland County woman says she sneaks out of her house early in the morning to avoid a stalker -- a 25-pound turkey willing to bump, scratch and harass her.

Edna Geisler calls the foul bird "Godzilla." The 69-year-old tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/xzbbJI ) that the turkey wanders into her Commerce Township property each day from nearby woods. She says she recently couldn't get to her front door after a trip to the grocery store.

A video posted on the Free Press website shows Godzilla roaming the property like it's his own. State wildlife expert Tim Payne says adult turkeys are known to aggressively defend their territory.

Payne suggests Geisler open a large umbrella to drive the turkey back to the woods.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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