Driver saves child being chased by Ashwaubenon turkey

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) - Video sent to our newsroom shows a turkey chasing a child down the street after school Monday.

A turkey chases a child on Shady Lane in this screenshot of video from Evan Skaletski on December 10, 2018 (used with permission)

The child, weighed down by a backpack and something in his hand, is staying steps ahead of his pursuer in the bicycle lane. Suddenly, a sport utility vehicle veers in front of the turkey, cutting the cantankerous gobbler off from its prey.

Evan Skaletski says this happened on Shady Lane near Hazelwood, which is just west of the I-41/Lombardi Avenue interchange. The child was walking home from school when the bird went in hot pursuit.

Skaletski says the Good Samaritan who put their SUV between the turkey and the child gave the child a ride home.

We don't know if this is the famous Ashwaubenon turkey "Smoke," but video of the chase could certainly hurt its running for the title of "Mayor of Ashwaubenon."

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