Gobble, gobble! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Muffy!
My grandfather said he spotted some roaming his country place recently. He also mentioned that they can be quite aggressive which surprised me, particularly in season. Did you find this to be so? Happy Thanksgiving!
Anther great photo Muffy! It must be beautiful there right now. We actually have a little fall color here on the coast of GA too. Happy Thanksgiving!
I love how meta your sense of humor is.
Are you selling these pictures to some paper or wire service? They really should be reaching a wider audience.Regarding Ann's comment, my aunt was once traumatically attacked by a turkey that they had penned up for thanksgiving, so it might be wise to give them a wide berth.Nonetheless, I love this picture, and also appreciate your sound advice, although the contingency of meeting a flock of turkeys in Taipei seems a remote one.
REMEMBER THE OLD SIT COM "WKRP IN CINCINATI"?VERY BEST EPISODE INVOLVED MR CARLSON, AKA "THE BIG GUY", COMING UP WITH A THANKSGIVING PROMOTION.STATION PROMOTED THE EVENT IN A LOCAL SHOPPING CENTER WHERE LIVE TURKEYS WOULD BE DROPPED FROM A HELICOPTER TO THE CROWD BELOW, SO THEY COULD PICK UP THEIR TURKEYS COURTESY OF WKRP.MR CARLSON DIDN'T REALIZE THAT TURKEYS CAN'T FLY. THE LIVE BROADCAST WENT WELL UNTIL THE TURKEYS STARTED CRASHING INTO AUTOMOBILE ROOFS, AND LANDING ON THE CROWD BELOW.SHIFTING GEARS, IT SEEMS LIKE GETTING A GROUP OF PEOPLE TO ACCOMPLISH AN OBJECTIVE IS MUCH LIKE THE TECHNIQUE THAT MRS A DESCRIBES,WITH HER WAYWARD TURKEYS.IF YOU ATTEMPT TO LEAD A MARINE RIFLE COMPANY FROM THE REAR, THE ONLY THING YOU WILL ACHIEVE IS CONTEMPT.WITH ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE, MOST SEEM TO BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH A LOT, IF THE LEADER IS IN FRONT, SHOWING THE WAY.
I so love your world! Isn't it great having turkeys wandering around the neighborhood. We have them too. Except ours arn't likely to be on a table for Thanksgiving.
Have you watched "My Life as a Turkey" on PBS, Ms. Aldrich?http://video.pbs.org/video/2168110328
@Christy - Thank you and the same to you and yours!!@Ann - Not at all, but it may be, as Parnassus says, that they have quite a bit of freedom.@Jed - Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jed! I am sure it is lovely down there.@Anonymous - That's one word for it!@Parnassus - You are most kind, and no, they are just for here.@Wharf Rat - Oh, that is one of the most memorable episodes, especially the oft quoted (at least in our house) "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." And leave it you to find wisdom.@Kathy - I really enjoy the turkeys, but unfortunately, so do the coyotes.@Hilton - Nice to hear from you. I will happily check this out. Thank you.
I love this time of year! Thanks for putting a big smile on my face with the wonderful photo and comments.Happy Thanksgiving,Bitsy
The Preppy Pied Piper.Very good advice. I'll have to remember that one the next time I'm out herding wild turkeys.Honestly, your adventures never end and you always come up with something new, exciting and unexpected. From now on, knowing that it's the Daily Prep, the unexpected should be expected.So was there one less turkey returning to the group after you coaxed them your way?
Muffy - what kind of turkeys are these? I assume they are not wild turkeys, which are supposedly not all that tasty.It is wild turkeys which are aggressive (to address Ann's comment.) We frequently have large groups (about a month ago, there were 12!) right in our yard near our house, since we live on about 9 largely-wooded acres. I steer clear of them. That's why this picture seems so scary to me! It looks like an army of turkeys coming at you!
Ahh, duh, heritage breed turkeys. Quite different from wild turkeys, no?
I don't know about WKRP, but I've seen wild turkeys in trees, and I don't think they climbed up there.
Do you Americans have turkey for Christmas as well as Thanksgiving? Sum
The Wild Turkey Gang that roams my neighborhood loves the sound of my car horn. I found out by honking to get them out of the way, instead they flocked to my car.Maybe they thought it was some strange deformed gray bird. While they were trying to sort it out, I went around them.(Love that picture; it looks like you are trying to escape being trampled by the oncoming herd at first glance.)
The moral of this might be to never chase that which you are not fast enough to catch.
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