- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Residents of the South Hill portion of Spokane are trying to solve the problem of too many wild turkeys traipsing through their neighborhoods.

The Spokesman-Review reports that one idea is to reduce the number of turkey eggs that are hatching this spring.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates the South Hill is home to about 120 large wild turkeys. That has brought complaints about the volume of bird feces and the level of noise the flocks produce some mornings.

The egg hunt strategy includes two options to see which is more successful.

One calls for wildlife department staff to remove eggs from nests and destroy them. In the second approach, property owners would coat the eggs with corn oil to prevent them from continued growth.

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