Happy Turkey Day


Here are some happy turkeys.

Here in New England, it is not uncommon to come across roving flocks of wild turkeys. I came across these guys a couple years ago while heading to a nearby farm to buy some eggs. (Chicken eggs, mind you.) They were in the long winding driveway, and as I drove up, they just kept running ahead, seemingly reluctant to spend the extra energy to get over the towering snowbanks. (That was the winter of Too Much Winter.) All the way at the top of the hill, they figured I was in it for the long chase, and took flight.

13 responses to “Happy Turkey Day

  1. Great photos! Wild turkeys look a lot more attractive than the regular turkeys…

  2. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy the nice long weekend!

  3. One time a wild turkey was hanging out right in urban Boston in front of the Harvard School of Public Health (which, oddly, is not in Cambridge), a very paved area. It looked quite out of place! These guys look much more at home. Nice photos!
    I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Are they running away?

  5. I agree with subwow. I didn’t even recognize ’em. Funny story.

  6. Be careful– In Brookline the turkeys have formed gangs and are terrorizing the town: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/21/turkey-complaints-on-the-rise-in-brookline/

    • So I’ve heard, bittertwee! I was debating whether to bring that up, but ultimately opted not to because it was late and I was tired. (That has got to be my most frequent excuse. But it’s late and I’m tired.) Anyhow, thanks for sharing the terror of the turkey. (Also, I was rather glad that I was inside the car when I came across this gang.)

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