Friday afternoon gone a fowl

Outreach and Adult Access conference room window shattered by a turkey - Friday, April 29, 2011

Today (April 29) a wild turkey hen made a dramatic entrance into the Outreach and Adult Access conference room on what would otherwise have been a quiet Friday afternoon.

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Photos by Dan Moore,Outreach and Adult Access and
Kimberly Vlies, Office of Marketing and University Communication

The empty conference room, located on the north side, plaza level, of the Cofrin Library, was disturbed at around 2:40 p.m. by an adult female turkey flying into and breaking through the large floor-to-ceiling window.

Thomas Erdman, Curator of the Richter Museum of Natural History, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, responded to gently lift the wounded turkey into a large cardboard box, which was then taken to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary by Aubrey Schramm, Student Services Coordinator for the Adult Degree Program.

Facilities management and maintenance arrived on the scene to clean the broken glass and feathers and to see to damages.

Kimberly Vlies

Kimberly began working with web and graphic design in 2004 and joined the Office of Marketing and University Communication (M/UC) in October 2007.