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Wild turkey dodges rush-hour traffic while crossing Massachusetts highway

Urban turkeys wander the Rockwood neighborhood on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A wild turkey in Massachusetts narrowly made it across an interstate during rush hour on Wednesday, April 6, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Urban turkeys wander the Rockwood neighborhood on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A wild turkey in Massachusetts narrowly made it across an interstate during rush hour on Wednesday, April 6, 2017. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Associated Press

LYNNFIELD, Mass. – A wild turkey is giving thanks after safely making its way across a heavily trafficked Massachusetts interstate during rush hour.

A helicopter camera caught the dramatic scene in Lynnfield, just north of Boston.

The fowl ran afoul of motorists on Interstate 95 on Wednesday. Some drivers had to swerve to avoid striking it.

The turkey walked most of the way but decided to fly across the last few lanes after a near miss.

The bird was part of a flock that caused intermittent traffic delays by trotting onto the highway.

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