Tim issues an SOS:
Help! The aggro turkeys from Brookline expanded territory into Belmont, occupying my parents' porch!
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No really, what is the problem here? Mixed messages, natural is good only if it's at whole foods wrapped in plastic? Clean up the feathers and keep a low profile so the entitled young turks and turkettes don't need to go to therapy over some terrible violence that was commonplace "in the country" not long ago.
When you open the curtains first thing in the morning, you just don't expect to see this giant thing with feathers giving you side eye. Even in a leafy suburb like Belmont. That's all. No deeper meanings about man's relationship with nature.
I have nothing against opossums but I still get startled when I open our side door to toss some trash and there's one in the trash can looking up at me.
If one scurries across the floor when the light comes on.
I don't jump up on a chair or anything, but still ...
MY JP Cajun neighbor never forgave me for releasing an opossum from my garbage can. "A waste of a good meal", he said!
How do you kill the damn thing?
by the time you get back from getting all the required permits to hunt said turkey, he'll be long gone.
I'm the original twitter-er.
What's the point, you ask? The point is there is a turkey sitting on the porch railing. No other point. That, and trying to tie this to the Turkey Liberation Front of Brookline. He did appear to be a lone actor though.
I'd love to see a Wild Turkey out my window
I see it regularly. It just comes in a bottle for me.
Usually means that the dads got together for an evening of guy time.
Although I think they have now moved on to Bully Boy.
This isn't really anything new. There have been turkeys in Belmont for years, at least around my parents' house near Fresh Pond. I always wondered why everyone in Brookline was freaking out so much if Belmont could handle them wandering around in groups of four. I saw them at work in Kendall Square over a decade ago and people were mostly excited to see them there. Then again, it is Brookline, I suppose.
The first time I saw turkeys in Brookline was only a few years ago, and I grew up in Brookline. You just didn't see them around, and when they seemingly popped onto the scene it wasn't one or two, or even four of them; it was whole flocks. A dozen of really large birds wandering down Washington St as if they own the place is bound to be startling.
Does that turkey have a hair extension hanging off its front?
male turkeys grow these crazy hair-like feathers on their chest, called a beard. interestingly, about 10% of female turkeys also grow them.
Does that mean that he's a turkey hipster?
Obviously not a member of the Turkey Liberation front as we haven't recieved the usual communiqué from them.
Adam, I find it interesting that the TLF only sends their messages thru you. Like Son of Sam writing to the New york Post. What's up with that? Are you a secret cell member?
Cooked for a few hours at 325 degrees with stuffing, fresh whipped potatoes and gravy, of course.
at their house in the I-495 burbs coming out for bird seed. A couple bear sightings last year, more deer visits.
on UHub but Turkeys hate bicycles.
I was out with my boys and one of the local turkeys decided to chase them on their bikes. I hung back and had a good laugh while the boys sprinted away.
They will chase dogs, deer, and anything that will run.
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