Thanks to state reintroduction efforts, an estimated 3,000 wild turkeys now roam the area.
Maria Pollatos of Muttontown said a flock chased her 3-year-old son.
Experts say turkeys are generally peaceful. But the males may aggressively defend their territory, especially in mating season.
They may see their reflection on a window or a shiny car and think it's a rival.
Farmers and residents have complained about property damage.
State biologists say turkeys were blamed for ravaged vineyards - but racoons and smaller birds were the real culprits.