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A wild turkey gave some bankers and townspeople a run for their money two days before Thanksgiving.

The hen turkey, weighing 15 to 20 pounds, staked out some turf at the Jewett City Savings Bank on Tuesday and cornered customers as they tried to enter.

The bird first charged Dianne Beaulac, a customer service representative at the bank.

"I got out of my car, and he just came after me. I threw my keys at it, my hair clip," she said. "It chased me around my car. It was hysterical. Then the police came."

It took hours before town employees, crawling along the building's roof and chasing the bird around the parking lot, cornered it.

Donald Tetreault, a highway employee who raises geese and chickens, finally caught the bird.

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