Turkey caught chasing mail truck in Wisconsin

Bird brain! Territorial turkey squares up to mail truck and chases it around neighborhood as it makes deliveries

  • A turkey was caught chasing after a mail truck in Madison, Wisconsin
  • The video was recorded by amused onlookers travelling in the car behind
  • Turkeys often will attempt to attack or scare off those who threaten their dominance 
  • Dogs tend to be the normal nuisance for mail carriers but nobody told this territorial turkey in Madison, Wisconsin

    Hilarious footage shows the bird chasing a USPS truck down the street and then blocking its path when it tried to make a turn.

    The video was recorded on July 23, by a very amused man and a woman in a car following the truck.   








    ‘It’s so funny to watch’, the woman commented as they watched the turkey picking up the pace. 

    Once the truck got to the end of the street, the turkey caught up and began running next to it. 

    The truck attempted to turn left but the turkey quickly got in the way.

    The filmers then saw the fearless turkey attempting to ‘square up’ to the truck as it began turning back around. 

    They enjoyed one final laugh as they saw the turkey continued to pursue the truck while they watched from the back of the car window.

    A turkey was caught chasing a mail truck down a street in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 23

    A turkey was caught chasing a mail truck down a street in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 23

    The turkey chased the truck to the end of the road and began following it as it turned around

    The turkey chased the truck to the end of the road and began following it as it turned around

    YouTube users shared the pair’s amusement. 

    One viewer said: ‘The fact that the turkey is following the mail truck is weird but what’s more odd is the fact there’s a wild turkey in a suburban neighborhood.’

    Another joked: ‘The turkey was very upset that that baster that he ordered was delayed.’  

    Male turkeys want to prove their dominance by chasing after humans or objects as they would with any other turkey

    Male turkeys want to prove their dominance by chasing after humans or objects as they would with any other turkey

    Wild turkeys are considered natives in certain parts of Wisconsin.

    The birds, particularly males, assert their dominance by chasing or attacking humans or large objects as they would do with another turkey.

    In 2019 a very persistent turkey started following another USPS truck in Waukesha, Wisconsin almost every day. 

    Mailman Jeff Byrne told Today’s TMJ4 : ‘For the last month or so it has been chasing the truck and when it stops he’ll circle around me.’ 

    The mailman had to start carrying a blowhorn to get the turkey away from the truck when it started becoming a routine event.