File under Wildlife Spotted Where They Shouldn't Be: A wild turkey was snapped by a Castro resident roaming the sidewalk on Market Street Monday, near the intersection of Castro Street, and that is quite out of the ordinary in case you weren't sure.
Hoodline picked up the story via the Twitter account of Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards, and they spoke to Animal Care & Control who said that they received and responded to another call about the bird.
The turkey was spotted in a backyard at the nearby intersection of 16th and Market, and when ACC workers approached it, it flew off and landed on a nearby roof.
Yes, turkeys can fly.
Wild turkeys can also be very aggressive around people, as many residents of Berkeley have known over the years, but they're typically not seen in San Francisco outside of a couple of golf courses and Golden Gate Park.
It's unclear why this independent spirit made it so far from the park on his/her own, but ACC is hoping that neighbors will continue to report sightings so they can perhaps keep the bird out of traffic, and return him to more appropriate stomping grounds.
If you see this turkey, please call 415-554-9400.
Update: An SFist reader sent in this photo of the turkey spotted in a backyard near Alamo Square Wednesday morning. ACC has been alerted.
Related: The Wild Turkeys Of Berkeley