Friday, October 26, 2007

Wild Turkey's take to suberbs and cities

The Boston globe reports:

On a recent afternoon, Kettly Jean-Felix parked her car on Beacon Street in Brookline, fed the parking meter, wheeled around to go to the optician and came face to face with a wild turkey.

The turkey eyed Jean-Felix. Jean-Felix eyed the turkey. It gobbled. She gasped. Then the turkey proceeded to follow the Dorchester woman over the Green Line train tracks, across the street, through traffic, and all the way down the block, pecking at her backside as she went.

"This is so scary," Jean-Felix said, finally taking refuge inside Cambridge Eye Doctors in Brookline's bustling Washington Square. "I cannot explain it."

Notify the neighbors: The turkeys are spreading through suburbia. Wild turkeys, once eliminated in Massachusetts, are flourishing from Plymouth to Concord and - to the surprise of some wildlife officials - making forays into densely populated suburban and urban areas, including parts of Boston, Cambridge and, most recently, Brookline.

Read it all....

COMMENT: There was a stretch of road on my way to high school that would be crossed by a line a wild turkey's at 7:55 every morning. (School started at HR started at 8, so if you were running late you were either screwed or had to remember to take a different route). They are smelly and nasty and ew.

Maybe the Turkeys in Mass. just want to enjoy the World Series as much as the rest of us

7 comments:

Paul (A.) said...

Better turkeys than monkeys.

Allie said...

wow... true that

johnieb said...

Speaking of the Series, 6-0 Boston, bottom of the 3rd.

Allie said...

I know, I was in the city today and a friend was texting me each inning. I got back at the top of the fifth, and immediately started watching.

yeah... hard to not say out loud why I needed to leave when I did... without getting beaten...

The demonstration in the city was a lot of fun though (pics forthcoming)... rainy, but fun, and I spent some time hanging with some Solidarity people, which was interesting

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Do you mean to say that Red Sox fans are turkeys?

Rowan The Dog said...

I used to have wild turkeys on my farm. They were very sociable and I enjoyed their gobbling. I think they like people.
Lindy

Allie said...

I wasn't saying that specifically... I would prefer not to call myself a turkey... or much of anything at this point