A Maine State Police trooper avoided injury Thursday after a wild turkey flew into the windshield of his cruiser on Interstate 95 near Plymouth.

According to an email from Stephen McCausland, state police spokesman, Trooper Tucker Bonnevie saw a flock of turkeys in the median of the interstate early Thursday morning as he was headed south. As he approached, the birds scattered and one of them flew directly into the windshield, leaving a large dent on the driver’s side, McCausland wrote.

It’s not clear what happened to the turkey. Bonnevie was not injured. Damage to the cruiser was limited to the windshield.

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