Barry Peterson and his wife locked their Shorewood, Minnesota home and went on a short vacation to blow off some steam. The couple returned home after a week or so and saw an unexpected visitor sitting in their living room – a wild turkey.
The couple was shocked and confused as to how it got in, then they noticed that one of their windows were broken. They weren’t sure how to get the turkey to leave and certainly did not want to hurt him. So, they called 911.
“It’s kind of an odd request,” Barry’s wife told 911 handler over the phone. “I don’t know if I should call you or what… but we just came home from being gone – and a wild turkey flew through our front window and is now in our house.”
While waiting for help to arrive, the couple took photos and filmed the turkey having a good time in their living room. The turkey seemed unfazed and wasn’t scared of the home owners.
The couple named him Tom.
“A Shorewood resident came home to find a broken out window to their residence. Shortly after they located an unusual guest lounging on their sofa,” South Lake Minnetonka Police Department wrote on social media. “He identified himself as Tom.”
The turkey was peacefully ushered outside the house after which he found his way into the woods. He was healthy and unharmed.
And it was certainly an interesting end to the couple’s vacation.