FAIR OAKS (CBS13) — A break-in at a Fair Oaks dentist’s office during patient appointments proved to be a wild encounter.
The suspect smashed through a window of an examination room. But the culprit was no criminal, it was a wild turkey.READ MORE: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
Photos show the unusual scene inside dentist Hailey Gregory’s Greenback Lane office. Shattered glass and the surprise guest.
A wild turkey that certainly did ruffle feathers with its ungraceful entrance, and it left a giant hole in the window.
With no plaque buildup to clean, this bird got plucked up and sent to the Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, where he’s now recovering.READ MORE: Traffic Troubles: Saturday Construction On Highway 99 Leads To Congested Side Streets
Greg Grimm is treasurer of Gold Country Wildlife Rescue and says he has a theory about what this bird’s brain may have been thinking.
“Now the other thing that birds sometimes do when they see windows is that they see their reflection in the window, and especially if it’s during mating season, they may think it’s a competitor for their mate,” Grimm said.
It is mating season for wild turkeys and it wasn’t difficult to find other males fighting for dominance on this day. Only one managed to take on a reflection of himself.MORE NEWS: Footwear Fundraiser: Stockton Teen's Desire For New Shoes Leads To Efforts To Help Others
This turkey, turning this dentist’s office into a combat zone, fowling up the flossing and fluoride treatments.