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This "East Side Turkey" has his own Facebook page.

Social Circle: Where have you spotted wild turkeys?


The "Social Circle" is a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.

In the past few years, more and more wild turkeys have strutted around in urban areas. This week, OnMilwaukee.com asked the Social Circle if and where they've seen turkeys.

Here's a sampling of the responses and go here to read the entire thread. To quote a saying on a mug my family had in the '80s, don't let the turkeys get you down, Milwaukee.

Lori Ahrenhoerster: "On Lake Drive, just east of UWM."

Lauren Bast: "21st and Edgerton."

John Cee: "Bradford Beach. I counted 24 of them."

Stephie Conn: "Whitefish Bay."

Nicki Cyrak: "Wauwatosa – I saw eight of them off of Watertown Plank and 117th street. Crazy!"

Stephanie Johnson: "They were in American TV's parking lot today sitting between cars in Waukesha off of 94."

Kelly Kessler Fay: "We had several on the Alverno College campus a couple of weeks ago."

Monica Freitag: "We have one that's been hanging around our office park in Goerke's Corners. He stands right at the main entrance."

Amy Gutowski: "On my street in Riverwest. Crazy."

Pam Hays: "We have a flock of about 15 in our neighborhood in Greenfield."

Juli Kaufman: "Just this week, this Tom flew on my roof! Larkin and Kensington in the magical world of Shorelandia. I talked him down, he didn't jump."

Brittany Kristine: "There was one literally five minutes ago in front of Curtin Hall on the UWM campus."

Jessica Mallinus: "In my parking lot this morning. Neighbor had to call the police, they were afraid to go near their truck. Turkey liked shiny bumper. It was a male. Maybe saw its reflection."

Michelle Rutkowski: "Menomonee Falls has a whole gang of them. They're kind of – nay, really – intimidating. I think they want to destroy me."

David Ruel: "They must not have any natural predators in the area.

Paul Schmitz: "Seven on my East Side block. What is up with that?"

Jen Skladanek: "I saw some in a yard on Newberry."

Toni Spott: "I have seen them on many Facebook postings and right at the end of my street."

Caroline Stelloh: "I saw some on Root River Parkway the other day. I thought I was hallucinating!"

Laron Taylor: "Outside my house in River Hills."

Kevin Tissot: "Shorewood. Sleeping next to my rental. Eight of them."

Lisa Carini Turecek: "Old Crestwood Subdivisions, Glendale. We have like eight to 10 at all times."

Robert Vaughan: "Perhaps a better question is what neighborhood is without turkeys?"

Rob Woodward: "92nd and Forest Home in the parking lot of the Wedding Chapel."

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