Saturday, March 5, 2011

Turkeys in the Mail

This has nothing to do with quilting.  This afternoon, I thought I heard the mailman out front.  He was having problems with 4 or 5 large wild turkeys, which were trying to attack his truck. You will see one kept trying to peck at the front wheel. These birds are huge!
Mailman at the end of the driveway, trying to avoid the turkeys
Believe me this is not an everyday ocurance in our neighborhood. There were a total of nine birds. The tracks they left in the snow were huge.  A little bit later they found something to munch on at the house across the street.
Look closely, they are lined up really close to the white house. This was such a bizarre incident, I thought you might enjoy seeing the pics.
Here they are at the mailbox.
You never know, what will happen each day!



Quiltmuse said...

How long before these turkeys make it into a quilt? And was Oreo glued to the window observing their antics?
My neighborhood is boring by contrast -- though we did have a big raccoon in the yard last winter.

Robbie said...

What a hoot! We've had over 20 turkey and 12 deer at the same time several winters at our bird feeder. that's the ONLY thing I miss about not being in Michigan during the winter...the ONLY thing! Thanks for sharing pics!

Maggie Szafranski said...

We had a major problem with wild turkeys in our urban community a few years ago. The city finally had to capture them and relocate them to more "natural" surroundings. The toms were particularly aggressive, even managed to scare the mayor as she walked to work.