Wild turkey on NJ Turnpike captured

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - November 18, 2009

State Fish and Wildlife officials netted the bird Wednesday after failed attempts over the weekend.

The turkey has been trotting around toll booths at the 14B Interchange in Jersey City since August.

Toll collectors started putting cones on their nearby parked cars because the bird, whom they call "Tammy the Turnpike Turkey," liked to jump up on the vehicles.

Turnpike officials decided to have it removed because complaints from drivers intensified.

Turnpike spokesman Joe Orlando says the bird will not end up on a Thanksgiving table. It will go to live at the Popcorn Zoo in Lacey Township.

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