Saturday, September 29, 2007

Turkey Town

This morning I was on my way to Girl Scout Fall sale training (yes, it's that time again!) and the car ahead of me had to stop to let 20+ turkeys cross the road.

See, I would have just eased forward until they moved, because they will! There's no "Turkey X-ing" sign!!

(click the photos to see better - turkeys blend in with the scenery very well)
It was probably the same flock, but yesterday Diana comes into my room and says, "There's turkeys in the back yard!"

So I grab the camera, and snap a shot off before we let the dog out.

Big disappointment when we let Liberty out there. We figured she'd run out right away and chase those birds! She didn't even notice them - dopey dog! We had to throw something for her to fetch before she picked up on the fact there were a bunch of big birds in the yard. The turkeys were already in a nice, neat line, heading up the back slope.

When she finally noticed and ran at them, there were only 3 or 4 birds left. But as you can see in the photo, they sure can fly high when they want to!

And the turkeys were perfectly safe. Our dog would have had no clue what to do with a turkey if she actually managed to catch one :)


- Rob said...

The turkeys must instinctively know that your house is safe with Thanksgiving approaching!

Nice photos. Thanks for circling (squaring?) the turkeys-in-flight.

keeka said...

That was a good one Rob! "Hey let's hang out in this backyard they won't hurt us, they're Vegetarians!!
Nice photos btw!