Monday, July 18, 2011

Turkey Crossing: Safer Because of Girl Scouts!

In Massachusetts, ABC News 40 reports that Troop 522 in Hadley recently posted homemade signs in an effort to get drivers to slow down because of wild turkeys in the street. Soon after the signs went up, they were vandalized.

When the signs came down, the troop took action. They quickly got to work and made new signs with slogans such as, "Honk for a Turkey" and "One Safe Driver, One Safe Turkey" and "Big Birds Walk Slow and Fly Low." The new signs are mounted deep into the ground, on thick wooden posts. The girls say they did this to keep turkeys and drivers in the community safe. The town of Hadley also joined the effort by posting official signs to warn drivers of a turkey crossing zone.