Infamous Amherst turkey captured by police

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) —  People in Amherst can rest easy, knowing that a local turkey known for blocking traffic is no longer on the loose.

Police in Amherst were able to capture the bird after getting a permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

It had been seen often in the area of Klein Rd.

The turkey will be released back into the wild in the future, but is at a rehabilitation facility for now. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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