`Turkeys are going wild on Chestnut Hill residents, forcing walkers to arm themselves with sticks and parents to guard their children at bus stops.
The turkeys have lived in the area behind the Cleveland Circle Cinema and near a Brookline school for years, but recently they have become unmanageable.
“As I was walking faster, they’d walk faster. I heard a sound behind me and then I felt the turkey’s claw on my back. I was lucky that there was a branch right there and I swung it at the turkey,” said neighborhood resident Marianne Lee.’