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A large flock of aggressive wild turkeys appears to be exacting some Thanksgiving revenge, having swooped down out of nowhere on a once-tranquil New Jersey 55-and-over community that is now being terrorized by the unwelcome invaders. No one appears to be happy that the mean birds — as many as 60 of them — have muscled in on Holiday City in Toms River and become a gobbling nuisance, according to reports. “The turkeys are taking over,” one resident told News 12 New Jersey. “It’s like an infestation." — Fox News
If you're worried that wildfires might have created shortages of Northern California's 2019 cabernet sauvignon, or even just imparted it with an undesirable smoky flavor, you can relax. The wine is just fine. For now. Despite a late October blaze that raged through one of the world's best-known wine-growing regions. forcing evacuations in two mid-sized towns, wine production in Sonoma County escaped largely unscathed. Limerick Lane Wines, for instance, avoided serious damage despite flames that licked at two sides of its property in the Russian River Valley just south of Healdsburg. Limerick's grapes were already harvested, crushed and stored in tanks and barrels. The winery's sealed cellar prevented smoke damage to its inventory, said owner Jake Bilbro, although its tasting room now has an acrid smell. — Fox News
A beach in Finland appeared to be covered in thousands of eggs this week, but an up-close look shows those white spheres are not shells, they are actually made out of ice. An amateur photographer came across the "ice eggs" on Hailuoto Island, located between Finland and Sweden. The photographer, Risto Mattila, told BBC he has never seen anything like it before — and experts say the "ice eggs" are actually rare. The phenomenon is caused when small pieces of ice are rolled over by wind and water, according to BBC News. — CBS News
Rain has returned to the Southeast region, drawing many areas out of drought conditions. For the first time since mid-September, extreme drought has ended, though areas of moderate to severe drought still exist in several states, including parts of Georgia. “While there is still some significant drought over North Georgia, it has been improving with regular rain,” said Ryan Willis, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Flash drought conditions have plagued the region this year. In October, some areas received above-average amounts of rain — up to 6 inches — but Georgia didn’t get its share. Notable areas with patchy precipitation are parts of North Georgia from Atlanta to Athens and just north of Augusta to Columbia, South Carolina. “Unfortunately, this was an area that is quite affected by this flash drought, and they basically saw precipitation that was very close to normal levels and in some cases even a little bit below normal,” said Chip Conrad, director of the Southeast Regional Climate Center. — AJC.com