Wild turkey invades Boston!

No this doesn’t mean Big Brother SSG Collateral Damage is coming for a visit. This morning as I went out to get the paper (yep, I still kill trees for my morning info) I found it was being guarded by a very large bird. As in like 3 feet tall/long. In case you wondered: I live IN THE CITY. Mostly the wild life is restricted to skunks, raccoons and mice. (Note to self: Remind mice and raccoons they haven’t paid this month’s rent.)

Turkey sightings are on the increase around here — judging by the experience of my family. Last week, CD Jr. saw one at his school. (Are they stalking him? Note to self — check on restraining orders vs. wild fowl.) And last year I saw a gaggle (three) of the damn things in the Longwood section of town — which is all hospitals and big buildings.

I know the real estate market is slumping but can they really afford the rents around here?

Maybe they’re a new gang. Laugh if you will at the notion but the damn things have started terrorizing mail carriers in Madison, Wis.

About five to 10 of the birds have been pecking at the postal workers as they make their rounds, and some of the birds have attacked the letter carriers with the sharp spurs on their legs. One of the birds went through the open door of a mail truck and scratched the driver.

BTW, the bird let me have the paper once I assured him that I am a vegetarian and even so will never eat a Tofurkey.

4 thoughts on “Wild turkey invades Boston!

  1. Did you REALLY mean to call me a turkey? Did you smile when you called me that? or do you want to revisit that last big brother younger brother discussion? Or I could just appear on your lawn …. early in the morning.

  2. Hey, if the wattle fits … anyway, aren’t you supposed to be off invading some foreign country or guarding this one? Isn’t the security of the US at risk when you spend your time threatening your dear, sweet little brother and not guarding us from something or the other?

  3. Think of yourself as a training exercise. I’ll practice on you……. Ah little Brothers… Not really challenging though.

  4. I’ve noticed a couple turkeys “near” the longwood area also. Specifically on my ride to work past Wheelock College (near emmanuel).

    I snapped a couple pics and took a video on my cell, but it turned out crappy so i cant share. Later.

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