Feathers fly as wild turkey dodges cops in slapstick apartment chase

A Wisconsin police department struggled to find a way to catch a wild turkey after the bird burst into an apartment last week.

Wausau police received a report of a wild turkey on the loose in a second-floor apartment on Friday and responded by trying to tackle the bird as it flew between rooms, video shows :

“It really underscores the unpredictable nature of the job, which our officers are asked to do at any time,” said Wausau Police Department Patrol Captain Todd Baeten.

After wrapping up, officers entered the apartment wearing protective gloves. One carried a net. But every time they got close, the turkey either flew away or ran away.

“We needed two, Brady,” one officer told another as the turkey fled into the kitchen.

Doris Madden, who lives in the City Walk apartments in Wausau, said she noticed the broken window in the apartment and had no idea what caused it, WSAW-TV reported. She called the apartment manager, who discovered the turkey.

“I think it’s kind of funny. I’m just glad it’s not my apartment,” Madden told the station.

The turkey was then released.

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