a turkey post

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today to talk turkey. You may remember me from such similarly-themed posts as “Talking Turkey”, among at least a few others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose.
I’m surveying the field. You can tell that it snowed. Snow is kind of obvious.
The guy I live with says it always snows here, but I think he’s exaggerating. This was really slushy snow.

So we were walking along, the way we do, and suddenly the guy I live with spotted these very large birds walking slowly down into the field.
He said “Huh”, and told me we should investigate.
The guy I live with said “Those are turkeys”. He explained that they weren’t exactly quite like the turkey that goes on sandwiches, with mayonnaise, but they were pretty close to that. He didn’t want to talk about it, though.
I wanted to get closer.
Eventually, the turkeys hopped over the creek and walked over to our garden’s back fence.
I really wanted to see more of them, so we walked around the creek and along the coyote path behind our yard. The turkeys were looking into our yard. The guy I live with said maybe they smelled the seed in the bird feeders.
But when I got close, the turkeys must have sensed my deadly ferocity, and they walked away.
The guy I live with said that the fact that they walked away, and didn’t fly, meant that they didn’t think I was all that fierce.
So we went home.

But I got to see turkeys. It was an excellent day.

Until next time, then.

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22 Responses to a turkey post

  1. Paddy Tobin says:

    I am surprised/amazed even that the turkey allowed you to approach so closely. Maybe it’s no wonder they end up between slices of bread with mayonnaise.

    • paridevita says:

      The guy I live with said that male turkeys have a spur on their legs which could really hurt me. So it’s just as well I didn’t get too close.
      We’ve never had turkeys in our neighborhood. They’re more of a foothills and mountains bird.

  2. ceci says:

    wow, they let you get really close! In our rural areas they tend to be quite shy.


  3. Mark Mazer says:

    ” The turkeys were looking into our yard.” You don’t want them in the garden. They can scratch up a real mess.

  4. Aww, Mani, so sweet that those turkeys allowed you to approach closely enough to give excellence to your day. Even more generous on their part since they must have sensed how deadly ferocious you are.

    • paridevita says:

      I’m pretty sure they could tell just how dangerous I was. I had my ears up, after all.
      Seeing turkeys was pretty great, and exciting, but I hear that Chess, the purebred border collie who lived here before me, got to see a small herd of elks out in the field, and so I want to see some of those, too. I hear that elks are a little bit bigger than turkeys.

  5. Those Turkeyss were purrty BIG Mani!! They mew (knew) you were inn charge an that iss why they quietly moved on. Bet they were two scared to fly thinkin you wuud go aftur them 😉
    Efurryone inn Collyrado gotted more snow…what a strange winter is has been…
    Today iss ferst day of Spring…..our snowdropss are sorta up. (There iss no cammyra yet as THE cammyra BellaSita Mum reeterned to store was deefective! This iss so frustratin!)
    Anyway, wee happy you an Guy went fore a walkie an saw kewl Turkeyss!
    **nose bopss** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

    • paridevita says:

      No camera doesn’t sound fun. The guy I live with mostly uses his phone, though.
      We didn’t see any turkeys today.
      It was 65 degrees here today and it’s supposed to snow again tonight….

  6. tonytomeo says:

    They walked away because they are none to bright. If they were, they would have sensed the seriousness of your ferocity, and flown away.

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