Ethel Kennedy: Rogue Cape Cod turkey is ours

February 4, 2011 4:48:52 AM PST
Ethel Kennedy is taking responsibility for a rogue turkey caught on video attacking a mail truck near the family compound in Hyannisport.

Kennedy tells the Cape Cod Times that when the family gathered in Hyannisport at Thanksgiving she wanted the children to know what a real turkey looked like. So she sent her son, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., to a farm to buy two birds.

One escaped. The children spent three days chasing it around the neighborhood, to no avail.

Then last week, a bird matching the description of the Kennedy bird was spotted about two miles away attacking the truck in Barnstable.

The 82-year-old Kennedy says: "It's our bird."