Forget the Tooth Fairy – in California, there’s a wild tooth turkey on the loose.
A manager of a dental office in Fair Oaks, near Sacramento, got the scare of her life this week when, out of the blue, a huge wild turkey crashed through their double paned windows and began wreaking havoc in the patient waiting room.
Donna McDonald, the office manager at Gregory Hailey DDS in Fair Oaks, was shocked when she first heard the noise.
“I thought it might be an earthquake,” she told the Sacramento Bee.
When McDonald, who was the only person in the office at the time, investigated, she found the large, agitated bird clawing at the walls and creating mayhem.
“It clawed up multiple walls to where we’re gonna have to repaint in there. Some of the glass that came in cut the dental chairs … and we’ll need some deep cleaning,” McDonald told the paper.
The manager called animal control, which also had issues with the bird.
“There was no wrangling this bird as an amateur. The wildlife lady kind of struggled with it,” McDonald said.
Greg Grimm, treasurer of Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, told the SacBee the “turkey may have seen its own reflection in the window and attacked it, confusing it for a romantic rival amid the mating season for the birds.”