ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- A brood of aggressive wild turkeys have interfered with mail carriers' abilities to deliver mail to homes in a portion of the city.
The Rocky River branch of the United States Postal Service notified
the city that the turkeys were creating unsafe conditions for the
carriers delivering mail to homes on Edgewood Drive, Valley View Drive,
High Parkway, Schlather Lane, East Shoreland Avenue and Winfield Avenue,
Rocky River Mayor Pam Bobst said.
About 25 to 30 homes haven't been able to get their mail delivered,
she said, and the problem has been lingering for about three weeks.
Mail carriers are attempting to deliver the mail, but they have
nothing to steer the turkeys away.
Residents have had to pick their mail
up at the post office.
The city can't eradicate the turkeys under the city's ordinance,
Bobst said, so a letter was sent out this week to residents asking them
to stop putting out any kind of bird food.
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” But a turkey will, Pepper spray the bastards.