Turkey moves into well-off Tenn. neighborhood

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Knoxville's Sequoyah Hills is home to high-dollar homes, manicured lawns and one very tenacious turkey.

Saidi Issa told The Knoxville News Sentinel she has seen the wild bird in her yard and in the middle of busy U.S. 70 nearly every day since April 10.

Police have been called several times because of traffic jams caused by the fowl and Sequoyah Elementary School has delayed its tardy report because of traffic congestion the turkey sometimes causes.

Russell Waddell said he found the turkey perched atop his car one day.

Resident Jessica Vickers said she and her children saw the turkey at least four times in the last week and have taken to calling it "our neighborhood turkey."

Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel.

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