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Two wild turkeys near an intersection during a 2012 snowstorm in North Andover, Mass. (AP/Elise Amendola)
Two wild turkeys near an intersection during a 2012 snowstorm in North Andover, Mass. (AP/Elise Amendola)
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Wild turkeys thrive across New England, even in some cities. Their presence is the result of careful conservation efforts.

Pilgrims triggered the slow extinction of the creature in the Northeast, but they are now thriving, having adapted to what some consider to be a harsh, urban environment.

This is a rebroadcast of a conversation which originally aired November 25, 2015.

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Yoni Appelbaum, senior editor at "The Atlantic" magazine. He wrote the article "Why Wild Turkeys Hate the Wild." He tweets @YAppelbaum.

This segment aired on November 24, 2016.

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