Wild Bird Hits Lubbock Courthouse Window - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/20/08

Wild Bird Hits Lubbock Courthouse Window

Updated:

A wayward wild turkey that crashed into a window of the Lubbock County Courthouse survived its brush with justice and took flight a short time later. State game warden Mel Reed says the gobblers "kind of get confused" when they get around reflective windows.

The turkey was one of a rafter seen flying near downtown Lubbock early Monday. It didn't make it inside the courthouse, but its impact left a hole in the glass similar to the turkey's shape before it fell to the ground.

Apparently unfazed, it lay for a short time in some bushes. Members of the courthouse maintenance staff tried to get the turkey in a box but the bird fluttered across a main downtown street where it was subsequently captured.

Reed said the bird recovered quickly and flew off just before his crew arrived on the scene.

No word on whether the turkey rejoined the other birds.

Source: Associated Press

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