Celebrity campus turkey has been captured by officials and relocated to a rescue facility.
The aggressive wild turkey roaming the University of Michigan’s campus who became a online sensation with students and staff, has been captured after being targeted by the DNR and campus police.
The University’s police department spokeswoman confirmed the turkey had been trapped in a cage set out for it near Bursley Hall.
Mlive reporter Jeremy Allen posted this video of his encounter with the overly aggressive bird that often showed no fear of people or of vehicles. University officials decided to remove the bird because of concerns over traffic safety. The turkey had a habit of walking out in front of cars and buses and resting in the middle of the road.
It was not disclosed where the turkey was sent after its capture.
The turkey became popular with students and staff who often posed for photos when they encountered it, even spawning a parody Twitter account.
“Anybody have a hacksaw they can send me?” The account tweeted at the news of the bird’s capture yesterday afternoon.