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April 28 2012 at 9:28 AM

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At my bird feeder not the whiskey.

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Here's a shot of her feathers but her head was moving and the camera and the photographer suck.

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This message has been edited by HOLDSDOWNSHIFTKEY on Apr 28, 2012 9:36 AM


 
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Bider
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April 28 2012, 11:06 AM 

Coolio! I love wild turkeys. I'm surprised she is alone.

 
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CapsLock
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April 28 2012, 12:15 PM 

I was too. But I did some reading and I think she's looking for a place to nest. It's that time of year, I guess.

 
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April 28 2012, 1:03 PM 

They were all over the place when i lived in Montana.  They are protected and they knew it.  Would sit in the middle of the road in flocks and give you dirty looks when you honked.

Emokid is throwing slomo dove at my face, I guess that means he flipped me the bird

 
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jo
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April 28 2012, 7:03 PM 

that would scare the bejesus out of my cats if it wandered around my yard.
Hawks are the largest we get around here.

Cool find Caps.

 
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CapsLock
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April 28 2012, 7:07 PM 

It was just back again.

 
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April 28 2012, 8:57 PM 

Now that you've photographed that turkey and put it on the board, does it become a famous grouse?

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jiggy
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April 28 2012, 10:33 PM 

I see quite a few wild turkeys where I live now. I don't think I've ever seen one before moving here.
I also see boar, donkeys, horses, and goats. All wild.

 
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AnonoBoBo
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April 28 2012, 10:46 PM 

Cool turkey pics Caps!

Last week there were 2 roos checking out my Dad's garden, and he has rabbits and foxes visit him regularly too.
Not at the same time though, they don't like each other very much.

 
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Shelley
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April 29 2012, 10:38 AM 

We have turkeys that live around the business park where I work. Last year it was a tom and 9 hens. This year there are 2 toms and 2 hens. They stop traffic on the very busy street outside my workplace. They are huge. Makes my day when they visit.

 
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CapsLock
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April 29 2012, 6:33 PM 

She's back again

Three days in a row. Same Turkey time. Same Turkey station.

 
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jo
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April 29 2012, 8:15 PM 

she's stalking you Caps. Look at her checking you out in the first pic

Does Casey go back there or is the birdfeeder away from her territory?

Maybe there will be bebeh turks soon? That would be cool.

 
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April 29 2012, 10:02 PM 

Yes. That's definitely part of Casey's realm. She has the back yard. She doesn't cross the plane of the back of the house toward the front. It's like we have an invisible fence, but we don't.

I usually look out the window to see if my neighbor is out in his garden before I let Casey out because she'll run over to greet him and I want to know where she's going. Luckily, I've seen the turkey all three times before I opened the door. I'm curious to see what would happen, how Casey would act, but I don't want to upset the turkey especially if she has a nest nearby.

 
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April 30 2012, 8:27 AM 

Awesome wild turkeys! My mother was a city girl and when she first moved to the country years ago a wild Tom turkey was not happy about us taking residence in his territory. Whenever she should hang wash, he'd approach head bobbing, cackling away and she'd run screaming for the house! She swore it was prehistoric !

Wish we had them here... We had a herd of deer until we fenced in our yard, now I'm not sure how they get from the woods behind us to the woods across the street sad.gif

 
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April 30 2012, 9:10 AM 

If it becomes a repeat visitor, you might want to consider naming it. May I suggest Jack Daniels? That name is wrong on so many levels that it becomes right.


 
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Squid Boy
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April 30 2012, 9:36 AM 

I know the curiosity of which you speak. Mine is "What if Sebbie encountered a bear at night when I let him out?"

I know what he'd do to a turkey.

 
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May 16 2012, 7:35 PM 

Bump!

She was back Monday morning. I thought she was gone for good after Casey chased her last week.

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May 16 2012, 8:03 PM 

Is she looking for food or something? What do turkeys eat anyway? Worms? Grass? Ants?
If I was a turkey I would have no idea what to eat.

 
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May 16 2012, 8:55 PM 

It's a co-inky-dink!

This morning, less than a half block from work, there was a tom on this boulevard between the road
and this other businesses lot and as cars approached, he would stand up his tailfeathers.

I have seen a heck of a lot of wild turkeys lately. Several dozen in the last month and a half.

A few years ago there was this one tom who had laid claim over this particular local intersection.
If someone decided to stop to post yardsale or other signage, he would chase them back to their cars.
Occasionally he would even chase cars that had slowed down to look at him.

But like all neat things, some yakzass ran him down. And ON purpose too.
Not like an accidental thing. Steered at, and nailed him.
Since then the intersection has been rebuilt and the traffic volume has doubled.
If he was still there, there would be fender-benders aplenty.



And before I got to work, I swear someone splatted one of those Canadian geese.
I have to detour a bit for the week as the main highway I use is being resurfaced and this other way
goes by some ponds and a small lake and there was one ambling out into the road, right lane and heading
for the centerline of a fourlane roadway. I was in the left lane when I saw him and made it by but,
not too far behind me were five or so cars in both lanes.
I was watching and it didn't look like anyone swerved or broke rank by braking hard.

The road is a feeder artery highway and with the hundreds of detoured folk, the posted 45 MPH limit
is exceeded by more than 10 by pretty much every car on it.
I was running at 60 MPH on part of it once and still had other people up my posterior and passing me.
I think the local police, who I know to be jerks and f**kwads, have given up at rush hours so as
not to impede the throbbing flow currently doing their best Parnelli Andretti Fittapaldi race car driver
impersonations. Because they bought their cars after seeing the commercials for them and boy, oh golly
gee those cars were really cooking right along in those commercials and that is probably how they
should be driven. Especially at rush hour.

That or the amphetamined lemmings blindly rushing to the precipice.
Seeing as how I seem to be the only one NOT texting, on the cell phone or using a laptop. WHILE DRIVING!!!!

 
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CapsLock
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May 16 2012, 10:04 PM 

Neat story about the tom turkey, trucker. (alliteration?)

I'm pretty sure the turkey is looking for food, potato, since it's standing under a bird feeder and is a wild animal. Wild animals look for food for a living.

 
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Anny
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May 16 2012, 11:06 PM 

oh em gee. Move! My blood pressure would be through the roof.

 
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May 17 2012, 6:49 AM 

Neato turkey! =D


 
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May 27 2012, 6:32 PM 

She's pretty much a pet at this point. Board, meet Gladys. Gladys, Board.

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Aurora
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May 27 2012, 7:33 PM 

How close have you gotten to her?

 
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AnonoPajama
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May 27 2012, 7:48 PM 

Anonobobo is from Australia by the sounds of it. He/she mentions roos.

 
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CapsLcok
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May 27 2012, 7:56 PM 

About 15 feet, roreypants.

 
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Aurora
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May 27 2012, 8:01 PM 

That's pretty awesome

 
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CapsLock
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May 27 2012, 8:03 PM 

Yeah. She's real stealthy. I was cleaning the pool last weekend and I heard a little gobble and there she was, right behind me. It's weird. She surprises me every time. Like the gears in my brain sorta grind for a minute because there's a turkey right in front of me.

 
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May 27 2012, 8:06 PM 

So what have you named her?

 
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CapsLock
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May 27 2012, 8:07 PM 

GLADYS!

 
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May 27 2012, 8:11 PM 

Whoops! Sorry, missed that. Welcome, Gladys.

 
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CapsLock
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May 27 2012, 8:17 PM 

S'ok. I was turned away from your horn o' plenty

 
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Ginny
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May 28 2012, 12:17 AM 

Happy bottom?

 
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CapsLock
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May 28 2012, 12:35 AM 

She's dropped one big turd on the walkway. Hosed it off.

So no prob

the turkey is worth it.


 
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mar
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May 28 2012, 1:26 AM 

Neat that Gladys has become a friend. happy.gif

 
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May 28 2012, 6:07 AM 

Ginny, have you ever read any of the Xanth books?

 
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May 28 2012, 11:37 AM 

BTW -- I don't get the horn o' plenty comment. Please splain?

 
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May 28 2012, 12:03 PM 

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May 28 2012, 12:11 PM 

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Ginny
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May 28 2012, 12:48 PM 

No. My grandma had a neighbor named Gladys and every time to poor woman was out gardening my grandma would lean out the window and scream "HAPPY BOTTOM!"

 
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May 28 2012, 1:32 PM 

Very cool Caps!!

"It's just so confusing. I need a moment."

 
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