Rob Fanning reports:
"I experienced the attack turkey first hand this morning. As soon as the alpha male saw me it made a beeline for me and continued to RUN after me. Tried everything I could to scare it off--nothing worked--I had to resort to walking BACKWARDS on the path and giving the occasionally fake kick to the head when it got too close.
"A few weeks ago it walked up to me but was not nearly aggressive as today. This could pose a major problem if their are small kids or an elderly person on the trail...
"Not sure if anything can be done--but I'd say at the very least a sign needs to be put up warning people about it..."
I am putting up a sign at the entrance on Franklin Turnpike and Green Way. If a turkey approaches you on the trail, carry an umbrella and open it to fend off the turkey. It is breeding season, and the Alpha males can be aggressive.