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'Kevin' The Turkey Gains Celebrity Status in Wethersfield

'Kevin' The Turkey Gains Celebrity Status in Wethersfield

A feathered loiterer is the newest sensation in one of Connecticut’s oldest town.

“Kevin The Turkey,” named that by a Facebook tribute group with nearly 4,000 members, gets near-constant attention from dawn to dusk as he trots on his drumsticks about Main and Marsh streets in Old Wethersfield, near First Church of Christ.

“It’s kind of crazy when people name a wild bird,” Michael Gregonis, a wildlife biologist who is the state’s wild turkey expert, said. “I’ve never seen anything quite like this.”

Kevin is about a...

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