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.

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