BOGART, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy armed with a broom and a gun opened fire on a wild turkey, saying he had to kill the bird when it attacked him.
The turkey was shot to death during the encounter Sunday afternoon on the front porch of a home in the small town of Bogart.
Jackson County sheriff's officials say the deputy was dispatched to the home on Georgia Highway 330 by a resident who said a turkey on her front porch was refusing to leave.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the deputy got the turkey off the porch, but then it charged him.
A sheriff's report says the deputy used the broom to fend off the turkey, but it attacked the broom and the deputy said he had no choice but to shoot it.