Turkeys

By - 12/25/17 - 1:55 pm
Turkey on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By - 12/2/17 - 11:31 am

Patrick Maguire spotted this tom duo waiting for a Beacon Street nail salon to open this morning.

By - 11/26/17 - 1:36 pm
Turkey in Harvard Square

Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/24/17 - 1:17 pm
Turkey diagram

Cohasset Police report a crash Thursday morning indirectly caused by turkeys on Rte. 3A: One driver stopped to let the birds cross; the driver two cars behind plowed into the car in front and was cited for being a motoring turkey for following too close.

Via Mark Richmond.

By - 11/22/17 - 3:35 pm

When Turkeys Attack

Nova jumps on the "Turkeys: Threat or Menace" bandwagon, complete with a dramatic reenactment of When Turkeys Attack.

H/t SwirlyGrrl.

By - 11/3/17 - 10:48 pm
Turkey reader in Harvard Square

Katherine Ferguson watched one of Harvard Square's more feathered residents contemplating a selection at the Harvard Book Store.

Compare to the had-enough-of-your-crap turkey Tracey Strauss spotted elsewhere in Cambridge today: Read more.

By - 10/30/17 - 8:23 am
Wet turkey in Harvard Square

Lee McGuire spotted this bedraggled Meleagris gallopavo in Harvard Square this morning - and reports he wasn't alone.

By - 10/25/17 - 1:19 pm
Turkey in Central Square

Tim McCormack spotted this turkey vanguard in Central Square today.

By - 10/18/17 - 2:27 pm

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is out with some "tips for aggressive turkeys" (more specifically, how we can deal with them, not tips for turkeys looking to get ragier). Among them: Read more.

By - 10/17/17 - 8:16 am
Longwood turkeys

Kristin Bridier spotted this pair beating it out of Brookline this morning.

By - 10/14/17 - 10:40 am

The AP reports "Birds gone wild in Boston and Brookline of course " https://apnews.com/d6a8c9df55fc49b28fa5d5a5108ef507

After being wiped out from New England in the 1800s, the birds have stormed back in what’s considered a major success story for wildlife restoration. But as they spread farther into urban areas, they’re increasingly clashing with residents who say they destroy gardens, damage cars, chase pets and attack people.

By - 10/2/17 - 10:34 am
Turkey vs. driver in Revere

Anthony Gulizia came across this face off on Newhall Street in Revere this morning. He adds:

Grew up here and used to see them occasionally, now it’s a weekly sighting.

By - 9/22/17 - 10:55 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge city councilors are talking tough on turkeys, demanding the city do something about the beaked menace. One counselor, though, says bunnies are just as bad. Another counselor accused one turkey of specifically waiting for him outside a meeting to do God knows what to him.

By - 9/5/17 - 8:06 pm
Two turkeys in Brookline

Jill Cetel reports this shadowy pair is constantly skulking about Beacon Street in Brookline (of course); is looking for a good caption for this photo.

By - 9/1/17 - 8:08 pm
Turkeys on Willow Street in West Roxbury

A pack of hungry turkeys descended on some marigolds in a yard on Willow Street near Alhambra in West Roxbury early this evening.

By - 8/24/17 - 4:27 pm
Quail sign?

Brookline today released some tough turkey talk, with tips such as:

If you are approached by a turkey:

Read more.

By - 8/10/17 - 7:12 pm

Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:

SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.

By - 8/9/17 - 9:11 am
Live turkeys at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Deirdre Cassidy spotted these live 'n' kickin' turkeys at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury this morning.

Via Keep Roslindale Quirky.

By - 8/5/17 - 12:06 pm

City Council President Michelle Wu looked out her window this morning and wondered:

Good or bad omen to find a turkey on your car?

A Globe columnist answered it's a bad sign, but that was in Brookline, where the birds have acquired a taste for human flesh.