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Turkeys wear out welcome in Newton

Frieda Dweck has taken her ongoing battle with the wild turkeys of Newton to a new level. Night after night, she arms herself with a tennis racket and balls before heading outside to shoo the big birds out of the trees surrounding her home.

“I have a serious problem with turkey poop on my car, on my house, in my yard,” Dweck told state wildlife experts at a forum this week on the increasingly common conflicts with wildlife in suburbia. “It’s getting frustrating to have to do that every night.”

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