Students at the Haley School on American Legion Highway in Roslindale hesitate before they leave in the afternoon these days - because they know an angry turkey is probably waiting for them on the other side of the doors.
"As soon as he sees people he just turns and runs at them," parent Brittney Moon, said. "He’s relentless."
She added, "It's been a good like 2 weeks now. All day long. He was posted up outside of the front door of the school the other day and no one could leave. He was chasing everyone that he could see."
Moon somehow managed to retain her composure long enough to snap the menacing turkey as it advanced towards her, just seconds after she had photographed him in repose, still unaware of her:
"He got real mad when he turned around," she said.
She added that school officials have asked Animal Control for help, but that Animal Control replied there's not much it could do because turkeys are a protected species.