Police officers at Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado made an unlikely friend as they were chased by a wild turkey while on duty.
Two officers were finishing a call on the aptly named North Turkey Creek Road when they spotted a large bird nearby, which then began to follow them to their car.
Posting the video on Facebook, the office said: “The nearly 25-pound turkey aggressively followed the deputies down the driveway, across the street and all the way to their patrol cars!”
The hilarious video of the officers running away from the feisty bird has more than 17,000 views.
The sheriff’s office said: “We don’t want to ruffle any feathers, but we think this is a good time to remind folks that wild turkeys are not to be mistaken for domesticated animals. They have sharp beaks and claws that can inflict serious damage.
“Thankfully, our deputies were not injured.”
- Press Association