A wild turkey was caught on camera chasing a Canada Post mail carrier while on his daily rounds this March in Mississauga, Ont.
Don Cumming, of Port Credit, witnessed the confrontation on March 6 and posted several pictures to Twitter, where he quotes the postal worker as saying, “He chases me every day.”
According to a reply from the City of Mississauga’s Twitter account, there “have been reported sightings of wild turkeys in Mississauga. Birds may find their way into residential areas looking for food. These birds are good flyers and will find their way back to their natural area.”
Despite the good wishes, the bird was later “hit and killed by an unknown vehicle” according to another post by Cumming on March 12.
Sad to report that the Lorne Park wild turkey has chased a postal worker for the last time. His body was spotted early this afternoon just south of Lakeshore Rd., apparently a traffic fatality @citymississauga. RIP Turk (aka Lorne).
— Don Cumming (@don_cumming) March 11, 2019
Cumming added the unnamed postal carrier is “now said to be saddened by the demise. Bird had learned to recognize the postal van and chased on a daily basis. Pursuit was a game, not a threat.”