WATCH: Wild Turkey Causes Traffic Jam On Busy Wisconsin Freeway
Most of us has heard the age old joke, why did the chicken cross the road? Has anyone heard the turkey joke remix?
A wild turkey decided to take his chances to cross the busy I-94 as cars had to slow down and eventually come to a stop during rush hour. The Milwaukee County Sherriff department raced to the scene, that apparently took over 30 minutes to remove the bird.
A DNR Wildlife Biologist, Nathan Holoubek offered some insight on the incident to Fox6. He said:
As snow leaves, they start moving around a little more and leaving their main wintering areas. They see vehicles every day, and they essentially don’t see them as a threat. They can get freaked out, run into traffic, instead of running away from traffic and then you just want to watch out for yourself, your own safety
The turkey could have been looking for food or just wanted to go on a nice stroll. The best thing you can do is slow down if you do see a turkey wondering on the roads. After all, they are curious animals. It's also not the first time a wild turkey tried to cross I-94. WisDOT cameras caught a one wandering on I-94 near 68th Street about a week ago.
My favorite part of the most recent video is you see a person with net getting close to the turkey and then the turkey was like "nope" and ran the other direction. Check it out below: