The Hosts of This Ted Cruz Event Warned Attendees They Might Get Murdered By Bees

Or possibly “very large turkeys.”

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Attendees to a Ted Cruz event on Sunday held at the farm of a Dover, New Hampshire couple were handed an eyebrow-raising disclaimer before entering the premises. “You may be at serious risk if you enter our property,” the flyer warned, listing off the litany of perils that potentially awaited Cruz supporters, including bees, wasps, hornets, packs of coyotes, rabid raccoons, and, most ominously, very large turkeys.

According to local press reports, everyone survived the event unharmed by the wildlife.

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