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Back page: New Yorkers sick of turkeys overrunning Staten Island

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is tackling a turkey problem on Staten Island. CBS New York says residents are tired of turkeys trotting through traffic.

Turkey troubles have plagued one intersection for eight years. City Councilman Steve Matteo says “the novelty’s worn off.” Resident Marina DiNatale says she likes nature, but enough is enough. Turkeys also have invaded the grounds of Staten Island University Hospital. Matteo says there are concerns that people could have bird droppings on their shoes when they enter the hospital. The USDA will round up 100 turkeys and take them to a sanctuary upstate.

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