From this article.
On my cottage road, which is about 8 km of gravel into a wild forest, is an apparent population surge of wild turkeys. These are magnificent birds, and are highly protected by the government. If you take out competition from hunting humans, these birds do quite well for themselves against the local predators, such as wolves. They can defend themselves, and can actually fly a short distance to low branches.
I drive a lot slower now, watching out for these stupid birds, which suddenly appear before you, without a care in the world!