Thursday, November 23, 2006

Turkeys Gone Wild

From National Public Radio comes this topical story about the Wild Turkeys that have invaded the quiet neighborhoods of Brookline, Massachusetts, where their increasingly aggressive behavior has some human residents wary. Some excerpts:
"'It doesn’t take much for them to go berserk,'" complains one resident.

Massachusetts wildlife officials suggest combating problem birds by "giving them a good whack with a broom or chasing them with an open umbrella."

This photo of a displaying tom turkey is provided courtesy of amkhosla at The photographer added the following caption:
The town of La Conner - a small fishing town in northwest Washington - has a flock of wild turkeys that walk down main street every morning at 7 am.

They feed on the ornamental cabbage in front of people’s stores, waddle thru town and, go back up the hill.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

"Oh, no, Mr. Turkey! Please don't hurt me! I swear, I didn't have any turkey on Thursday! We had pizza!"

November 26, 2006 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are only two things that strike more fear into a person's heart than a berserk turkey: a woman with power tools and a demented yak.

Although a demented yak being ridden by a woman with power tools is just too terrifying to contemplate.

November 27, 2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Ignore him, John. He's my father-in-law, and may be off his meds.

November 28, 2006 11:34 PM  

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