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Wild turkey breaks into Quebec long-term care home, no injuries reported

A Quebec regional health authority says no residents were impacted after a wild turkey broke into a long-term care centre south of Quebec City over the weekend. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press) A Quebec regional health authority says no residents were impacted after a wild turkey broke into a long-term care centre south of Quebec City over the weekend. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)
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A wild turkey broke into a long-term care home south of Quebec City over the weekend by smashing through a third-floor window.

The local health authority says the animal entered an empty office at the Beauceville, Que., facility around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday but didn't injure anyone.

Fast-acting staff members at de Beauceville long-term care home closed the office door to lock the animal inside.

The health authority for the Chaudiere-Appalaches region says that a few minutes later the turkey left through the window it had broke.

A video circulating on social media shows the turkey flapping around in the office and knocking papers to the ground.

In February, a resident armed with a slingshot killed a turkey that had been terrorizing the town of Louiseville, Que., about 167 kilometres west of Beauceville.

- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 15, 2024.

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