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Wilson on Outdoors: Irksome wild turkeys bother neighborhood

Q: I live in the San Francisco East Bay, and in my neighborhood there has been an explosion in the numbers of wild turkeys roaming freely. They are causing havoc wherever they go! These birds destroy flower beds and yards with their endless search for food. They relieve themselves frequently, leaving a mess able to be tracked into peoples’ residences and family vehicles. A child’s toys may even come into contact with their biological waste. These turkeys travel in large groups. I have even counted two separate groups numbering 25 large turkeys. They don’t have many natural predators except maybe larger dogs, but the turkeys steer clear of those yards. Cats only fear them. The only predator that can make a difference is man. Any suggestions?

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A look at remaining storms heading our way and how they measure up to the first round

Here we go again with another series of storms across Northern California. This is an updated briefing, beginning with Wednesday's rain and gusting wind, with a comparison to the first round of storms in January 2017.
National Weather Service Sacramento
A look at remaining storms heading our way and how they measure up to the first round 1:54

A look at remaining storms heading our way and how they measure up to the first round

Modesto man describes moment tree fell onto house 1:10

Modesto man describes moment tree fell onto house

Modesto's Davis honors former wrestling coach Quick 0:41

Modesto's Davis honors former wrestling coach Quick

Tree falls on home in college neighborhood 2:00

Tree falls on home in college neighborhood