Pregnant Cambridge woman attacked twice by flock of turkeys in span of a week

At seven months pregnant, Kenda Carlson is forced to bring a golfing umbrella with her everywhere she goes after getting attacked not once, but twice by a flow of wild turkeys in just one week.

At least five turkeys surrounded Carlson after she came across them in a yard, and said the group swarmed to attack her.

"One followed me, then two more followed," Carlson said. "Next thing, I'm surrounded by turkeys pecking at me."

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The first incident happened last week during a walk in the area of Reservoir Avenue.

"They had me surrounded, and I hunched over and took baby steps," Carlson said. "Like, do I run? Play dead? What's the best reaction?"

Fortunately for Carlson, someone came to the rescue during the attack.

"I screamed, I screamed and screamed," Carlson said. "Thankfully, a neighbor came out with a broom in her hand."

Then, a few days later while walking to work, she was attacked again by the flock of turkeys.

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"I walk to Harvard, I saw a turkey, it saw me and started running towards me," Carlson said. "I have welts all around the back of my legs. I've lived here for a long time, seen turkeys for years and never had an experience like this."

Luckily, Carlson's injuries are nothing serious, but the woman now tells us she gets paranoid whenever she sees a turkey, and was forced to run into traffic during the most recent attack.

Carlson reached out to a biologist, who told her it's mating season for turkeys and said they've been getting several calls for turkey-related complaints.