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2017-04-26 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Urban Turkeys Are Wreaking Havoc in Boston
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Posted by Fred 2017-04-26 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [857 views ]  Top

#1 They're not 'wreaking havoc', they're just annoying people. Get a grip.
Posted by Raj 2017-04-26 00:41||   2017-04-26 00:41|| Front Page Top

#2 Send a few people out with shotguns to supply the homeless shelter with meat and the problem will rapidly go away.
Posted by DarthVader 2017-04-26 00:51||   2017-04-26 00:51|| Front Page Top

#3 Yeah, it's happening on the west coast too.
Turkeys disrupting everyday living.
Posted by Skidmark 2017-04-26 01:45||   2017-04-26 01:45|| Front Page Top

#4 What a bunch of turkeys.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2017-04-26 07:37||   2017-04-26 07:37|| Front Page Top

#5 Read the headline and thought 'People'.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2017-04-26 08:15||   2017-04-26 08:15|| Front Page Top

#6 Maybe we need more Thanksgivings for what we do have.
Posted by Procopius2k 2017-04-26 08:19||   2017-04-26 08:19|| Front Page Top

#7 Democrats have been a problem here for a long time.
Posted by AlanC 2017-04-26 08:33||   2017-04-26 08:33|| Front Page Top

#8 And here I thought this was about the Kennedy/Kerry dynamic. Or maybe commencement plans at Harvard.
Posted by ed in texas 2017-04-26 08:42||   2017-04-26 08:42|| Front Page Top

#9 Strange how in some places turkeys wreak havoc and in others they are dinner.
Posted by Glenmore 2017-04-26 09:42||   2017-04-26 09:42|| Front Page Top

#10 Yet another entirely predictable problem created by gun-free zones.
Posted by Crusader 2017-04-26 10:35||   2017-04-26 10:35|| Front Page Top

#11 Lovestruck turkeys may also "completely ignore the presence of people."

Um...not out here they don't.

And yes a turkey will wreck a toy car. Hitting an animal will wreck your car. Swerving will get you killed. That being said, pop a beer and I'll tell you about slaloming six deer. Wife still tells the tale.
Posted by swksvolFF 2017-04-26 13:10||   2017-04-26 13:10|| Front Page Top

#12 A story! Do tell, please, swksvolFF.
Posted by trailing wife 2017-04-26 13:37||   2017-04-26 13:37|| Front Page Top

#13 Hitting an animal will wreck your car.

Not if you have a roo or bull bar. Pretty much every vehicle in Western Australia outside Perth has one.

Although, this is a bit over the top.
Posted by phil_b 2017-04-26 15:09||   2017-04-26 15:09|| Front Page Top

#14 Not if you have a roo or bull bar. Pretty much every vehicle in Western Australia outside Perth has one.

Yup, took a buddy up to the place for one after he hit a Clydesdale, story for another time.

So. No sht there I was...just kidding. Once a future wife and I were returning from a weekend of good times with city friends. Last 20 minutes of a six hour drive; we could smell home. It is deer country, dusk so too dark to see anything but too bright for the lights to work, including seeing the retina reflections of critters. Dangerous section of road with a couple tight turns which throw a couple trucks off them each year, no shoulder, steep ditch. Get through all that and take a breath...and there in the evening shadows of a grove a trees is a deer in my lane. I get half-firm on the brakes (no anti-lock, never lock the brakes) to transfer some energy to the front tires. It is ass end to the left lane and I'm down from cruising to about 50mph so I take the left lane around it. No. It was two of them. Future wife wide eyes me "Did you see those two big...." I swerve right to avoid a deer in the left lane...then back left to avoid another deer in the right, three deer, then back into the correct lane. It was some Waylen Jennings voiceover stuff. Always easy on the brake to transfer that energy into my front tires, decelerated down to about 35mph by the time the maneuvers were completed. S'where the high speed driving class paid off. Only other time I've seen her eyes large enough to serve tea on was returning on a different trip, nasty weather all the way, again about 20 miles out, different road except for the shoulders, snow so hard I drove by looking low-right for the shoulder line to put my tire on, when like a flash in a horror movie a Princess Monanoke sized buck gets his whiskers brushed by my passenger-rear view mirror. You would have thought a spider had just crawled down future wife's sock.
Posted by swksvolFF 2017-04-26 16:14||   2017-04-26 16:14|| Front Page Top

#15 da Jeep. Large hail stones, iced conditions, animal dodging, tornado. Finally tried to kill it with the last ice storm when a branch fell and broke the windshield. Got it fixed, then a caught branch fell during the fire storm and broke it out again. Got it fixed. The Jeep remains.
Posted by swksvolFF 2017-04-26 16:20||   2017-04-26 16:20|| Front Page Top

#16 Oh my, swksvolFF. That kind of driving is as good as a proposal, I'd think.

I drive because I must -- and there was a time in my life when I tootled all over the landscape -- but I'm very glad Mr. Wife enjoys it. Trailing daughter #1 takes after her father. Td #2 takes after me. But I made sure both took the defensive driving course after they'd got their licenses.
Posted by trailing wife 2017-04-26 20:18||   2017-04-26 20:18|| Front Page Top

#17 Great stories Kansas!
No wonder she married you.
Posted by Skidmark 2017-04-26 20:48||   2017-04-26 20:48|| Front Page Top

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