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Ben and I were heading out tonight and I found this guy behind my car in the driveway:

This was one pissed-off turkey! He did NOT want to move. He did NOT want to let us move, either.

I backed the car out of the driveway very slowly, while he, behind us, moved back and forth and even pecked the car a couple of times! He kept up a loud series of fowl curses. I finally got the car into the street, where another car kindly waited for us to *very* slowly get turned in the correct direction. (Actually, I suspect the other driver was dying of the giggles!) Mr. Turkey was last seen crossing to the other side of the street.

(I have a feeling I know why he's pissed off. I've been seeing a hen turkey with two toms in close pursuit, and I think this guy finally lost the fight to Imprezz Teh Gurl. So he's sexually frustrated and taking it out on my car...)

Date: 2009-04-21 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n5red.livejournal.com
Looks like Sunday dinner to me...

Date: 2009-04-21 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
I am told that wild turkey meat is tasty, but kind of tough.

Date: 2009-04-21 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coalboy.livejournal.com
and unfortunately not in season. Bother. Wild turkeys have nearly run me off the road in Michigan, mostly by startling me, flying out from bushes. At 45 mph on a two-lane road, This Is A Problem.

Date: 2009-04-21 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bikergeek.livejournal.com
BTDT...on a motorcycle. Scary.

Date: 2009-04-21 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adamek.livejournal.com
A low-flying turkey took out my windshield a few weeks ago.

Date: 2009-04-21 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harimad.livejournal.com
The moose comparisons are flooding my brain...

Date: 2009-04-21 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
A clever cook can fix that, and you know some clever cooks. *cracks knuckles*

Date: 2009-04-21 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harimad.livejournal.com
One word: braise.

Date: 2009-04-21 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bikergeek.livejournal.com
I agree. Gobble Gobble.

Date: 2009-04-21 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firefly124.livejournal.com
ROFLMAO!! I'm sure it was frustrating at the time, but oh, that's hysterical!

Date: 2009-04-21 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietann.livejournal.com
It was just so... unexpected. Damn bird!

Date: 2009-04-21 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kissoflife.livejournal.com
Somerville had one last week prowling Broadway by Ball Square. Darnedest thing.
Sayy, that Saab of yours has a niice bumper!
(maybe this Tom mistook your car for a...) *g*

Date: 2009-04-21 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daynavon.livejournal.com
When Brent and I were in West Virginia visiting a friend and wanted to go do some hiking.. we were warned about bears and rattlesnakes. We're up at the top of a looooong climb and we hear something crashing out of the woods towards us and it ends up being a damn turkey. Scared the shit out of us. Turkeys are sneaky. :P

Date: 2009-04-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
Fowl curses! Yes! I love it!

Date: 2009-04-22 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] c1.livejournal.com
Except I don't think turkeys count as fowl. IIRC, that's stuff like ducks and geese.

Pedantically yours,

Date: 2009-04-22 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
I will quote from Wiki:

"Many birds that are eaten by humans are fowl, including poultry such as chickens or turkeys, game birds such as pheasants or partridges, other wildfowl like guineafowl or peafowl, and waterfowl such as ducks or geese."

There are also 'Turkeyfowl', which might not be turkeys but the name is sufficient for punster purposes:

"When Europeans first encountered turkeys in the Americas they incorrectly identified the birds as a type of guineafowl (Numididae), also known as Turkey fowl (or Turkey hen and Turkey cock) from their importation to Central Europe through Turkey, and that name, shortened to just the name of the country, stuck as the name of the bird."

I realise that Wiki might not be the end-all be-all of Authoritative voice, but Webster's dictionary tells us that 'fowl' is a bird of any kind. I believe that turkeys are considered birds.

*sticks out tongue at you*

Watch out

Date: 2009-04-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahshevett.livejournal.com
They can scratch/ peck the heck out of your car...if you care about such things...

Re: Watch out

Date: 2009-04-22 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ocschwar.livejournal.com
Inside each hubcap is a RIVAL MALE!!


Date: 2009-04-22 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmegaera.livejournal.com
That sounds more belligerent than a Canada goose. And that's saying something this time of year.


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