Brookline Artist Inspired By Turkeys' 'Moxie'

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BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In New England, turkeys are around way more than just on Thanksgiving.

Brookline artist Caroline Barnes was inspired by the last decade’s turkey invasion in her town.

Barnes said she likes the birds’ “moxie and their general attitude towards life.”

“A report put out, it was directions what to do, suggestions on how to handle turkey encounters. And one of them was don’t look at them, which I thought was pretty hilarious,” Barnes said.

So, she decided to make posters with images of the wild birds, which she believes "carry that same silliness" turkeys have.

According to her "Brookline Turkeys" website, many people in Massachusetts don't like the animals, and consider them "an invasive species." But, they are a native to the area. And Barnes likes the fact that people's negative opinions haven't stopped the birds from continuing to "strut down the street, hold up traffic, block doors, and destroy mirrors."

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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