Turkeys Gone Wild: Steve Dale's Pet World Animal News

Turkeys Gone Wild: Steve Dale's Pet World Animal News

Animal News from around the World:

A couple of tom turkeys began to terrorize townspeople in Frederick, MD just after the wonderful folks at the United Church of Christ offered –

You guessed it – a turkey dinner!

Payback perhaps?

The Toms have attacked numerous residents. Victim Debra Wilcox says “It was horrifying – like the raptors in Jurassic Park.”

Another victim said he was sitting on the driver's side of his vehicle when a turkey jumped on his hood and started scratching his windshield.

Oh – the humanity.

Some annoyed residents are hoping the church – where coincidently the turkeys have taken up residence on their grounds – will offer another “special” dinner.

However, Pastor Kellie Perrick says she will protect them. "Whoever you are or whatever you are in life's journey you are welcome here," she said.

While break-ins at the church have never been an issue – Perrick is pleased that she now has a security system which won’t FOWL up.


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  • LOL. Wild turkeys have been multiplying faster than Facebook pages, which might make Ben Franklin proud (he wanted the Turkey as our national symbol vs the Bald Eagle), but those suckers can be mean. And it is said that birds are the descendants of the T-Rex. I believe it, having nearly smashed into a Turkey Vulture in southern Indiana the other day. He decided to hover in front of my car, which was going at least 60, causing me to swerve to avoid it. I like my turkeys Butterball, thanks.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    @Richard Davis - I could just say LOL, but I really did....

  • As Richard implies, the wild turkeys were there first.

    In similar news, yesterday it was Ducks 24-Retention Pond 1. True.

    Also, driving around the suburbs, honking at a flock of geese crossing the road does no good.

  • In reply to jack:

    I disagree Jack. Honking at the geese boost their self esteem. They know they've got you right where they want you. And..."honking"... apt word.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Hell, I'm not interested in the geese's self esteem (or even if that is the correct word form).

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