WATCH: Turkey Circles Headstone, Again and Again

It's a rough time of year for turkeys.

Not all gobblers are as lucky as those pardoned by presidents before Thanksgiving. 

One turkey caught on tape circling a grave at a cemetery in Cape Cod, Mass., seems to speak to the dismal fate the birds suffer everywhere before becoming a holiday spread's pièce de résistance.

NBCConnecticut viewer Bob Devaney said he captured the moment over the summer, but this was the perfect time to share it.

Last year, much more aggressive turkeys made headlines with a preemptive strike just before Thanksgiving. Marcos Carreras, of Farmington, Conn., was driving to work when wild turkeys attacked his car.

Staten Island, NY, residents have been putting up with a noisy, mess-making population of roving gobblers for at least a decade. No one seems to agree on how to best deal with them.

One frustrated resident was arrested when he set off fireworks to try to disperse them from his block in 2007. The U.S. Department of Agriculture tried to reduce turkey-tensions on Staten Island by rounding up dozens of birds for slaughter. Many residents denounced that approach, so the turkeys continue to roam the neighborhood.

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