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Michigan man befriends wild turkey who moved into his yard

Mark Johnston says he’s the only person “Turkey” lets touch him. Garden City, Mich., resident Mark Johnston, 45, says this wild turkey showed up in his back yard about eight months ago during the last snow fall before the spring as the bird hangs out in Johnston’s backyard and side yard, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A Garden City ordinance officer gave him a warning about having the bird on his property then a ticket. Although, when he made a phone call to the MI-DNR, they advised him not to feed or give the bird he calls, “Turkey,” any water to make it leave. The bird will probably leave on its own, but that he also needs to pay attention to Michigan wildlife laws. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

Mark Johnston says he’s the only person “Turkey” lets touch him. Garden City, Mich., resident Mark Johnston, 45, says this wild turkey showed up in his back yard about eight months ago during the last snow fall before the spring as the bird hangs out in Johnston’s backyard and side yard, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A Garden City ordinance officer gave him a warning about having the bird on his property then a ticket. Although, when he made a phone call to the MI-DNR, they advised him not to feed or give the bird he calls, “Turkey,” any water to make it leave. The bird will probably leave on its own, but that he also needs to pay attention to Michigan wildlife laws. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)