The Great Turkey Assault of 2017 on Indiana’s windshields continued Friday in LaPorte County.
For the third time in a week and the second time in LaPorte County, a wild turkey bullseyed the windshield of a car. This time, it was Indiana State Police Trooper Aaron Weller who felt the fowl fury.
— Sgt. Trent Smith (@ISPBremen) March 31, 2017
The bird flew into his windshield along the Indiana Toll Road in LaPorte County Friday. Judging by the photo, things didn’t end well for the turkey or the windshield, but Weller appears to not only to be uninjured, but quite amused by it.
A turkey impaled itself into the windshield of a New Jersey family’s car on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County last Tuesday as they headed home from Notre Dame.
Two days later, a turkey flew into the windshield of a state trooper’s car in southern Indiana.
The motive for the recent turkey assaults on windshields is quite simple. Capt. Mike Kellems with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office noted after the first incident last week that it’s mating season, and that means turkeys are not only out and about, but on the move.
If you happen to hit a turkey, pull over ot the side of the road, call police, and wait for officers to arrive.