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From monkey to turkey; wild turkey captured in Scarborough

Police say a wild turkey has been spotted wandering around Scarborough.

First there was a monkey hanging out at an Ikea store in North York, now a wild turkey is roaming around Scarborough.

The pheasant was cornered by a Toronto Wildlife Centre employee was in the back of a car dealership on Kingston and Mason roads.

The Toronto Sun reports a wild turkey caused traffic to slow as it crossed Kingston Road, west of McCowan Road, Friday afternoon.

Police say the bird has been spotted in the area over the last three weeks.

Animal services speculated that the turkey’s probably wandered down from north of the city, where they were re-introduced to the wild by the Ministry of Natural Resources several years ago.