Residents mount silent protest after capture of Amherst turkey

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Some residents near the corner of Paradise and Klein roads in Amherst are mounting a silent protest.

They miss Tom the Turkey, who guarded that intersection for the last few years.

Amherst police worked with animal control officers to capture Tom and take him to a wildlife refuge in East Concord.

There had been concerns that the turkey had become a traffic hazard, putting both drivers and Tom in jeopardy.

Drivers at that intersection can now see signs of support for Tom. 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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