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.
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.
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
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!!!!
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.