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Be careful of turkeys this fall


Newsline 9 recently told you about the dangers of crashes involving deer and cars. But police say you should also be looking out for turkeys.

Police say even though turkeys are small, they can cause a lot of damage to your car, and you may be seeing a lot more of them this fall.

"This time of year, definitely. The turkey population is increasing, so there are a lot more turkeys than we used to see, and they do like to cross the road unfortunately—especially in the more rural areas," Wausau Police Dept. Lt. Ben Bliven said.

Police say if there is a turkey in front of you, just hit the brakes and do not try to swerve. Officials say swerving can cause you to lose control.

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