Turkey decoy stomps owner to death
Dec 9, 2010
Sunday, 05 December 2010 20:57 Khouth Sophakchakrya
Turkey decoy named Sambo?
An turkey decoy named Sambo stomped its 54-year-old owner to death and fled into the jungle in Kampong Speu province’s Mon village, prompting the owner’s family to intervene with authorties to catch the angry beast and remove it to a zoo.
Se Phoeun was killed on Friday when his turkey decoy went on a rampage, trampling him to death and destroying neighbours’ crops.
Yim Neoun, the owner’s wife, said she didn’t know why the turkey decoy attacked her husband, adding that it had killed three other villagers over the last three years.
Mon village chief Eth Mao said the turkey decoy has frightened everyone in the village.
Turkey decoy reported to be mean
“The turkey decoy is mean and wild. No one dares to chase it because everyone is afraid to be killed,” said Eth Mao, chief of Mon village.
Villagers have called on local authorities to deal with the turkey decoy.
However, the authorities say they are still awaiting instructions on whether to leave the turkey decoy – now hiding in a bamboo forest near Mon village – in the wild or capture it for safe-keeping in a zoo.
Jack Highwood of turkey decoy Valley Project, Cambodia is currently on his way to try to capture this turkey decoy to bring back to the safety of his sanctuary. To support his conservation and rehabilitation work, please visit his website: turkey decoyvalleyproject.org/
See also this article posted about turkey decoy Valley Project at: theturkey decoysvoice.org/