(CBS Connecticut) — Animal lovers in Wethersfield will have to get by without Kevin the Turkey.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman Chris Collibee says the wild turkey was captured with a net, put in a box, and released in the woods elsewhere in the state.

“He was wandering in and out of traffic at times, and that certainly posed a hazard to motorists,” Collibee said.

Kevin the Turkey became a minor celebrity in Wethersfield, as people watched him wander around densely populated areas in the middle of the day. Five-thousand people joined a social media group dedicated to the antics of the gobbler.

DEEP wrote that Kevin the Turkey was “released on a Written Promise to Continue eating plenty of roots, bulbs and leaves.”

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