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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Turkeys fight back: Instant karma?

Wild Turkeys   (Photo by Yathin S. Krishnappa)
It’s Thanksgiving time, and reports of wild turkey attacks are once again in the news.

Jason Caffey of Patch writes that the residents of Brookline, Massachusetts have recently been targeted by aggressive turkeys.  One woman exclaimed:  There was like six or seven of them, and as I went around the mailbox they went around and they started chasing me into the street and I screamed for help.  These birds have even “been known to charge at people and try to claw their faces.”

As scary as these incidents may be, they are not nearly as destructive as being plucked, stuffed, and shoved into an oven.  Could it be that John Lennon was correct about instant karma?  What goes around comes around, especially at this allegedly thankful time of year.

If wild turkeys are heading your way, there are several things you can do to dissuade their possibly
dangerous intentions.  Experts say that you need to “act boldly.”  This could entail making loud noises, spraying them with water from a hose, swatting them with a broom, covering shiny objects, and/or enlisting your dog’s assistance.

If all else fails, become a vegetarian and celebrate Thanksgiving with “the three sisters” (corn, beans
and squash).  That should calm things down in the long run.


Copyright November 25, 2014 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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