Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Why did the turkey cross the road? Because he had places to go, of course! Not visible is the large group of ladies in the tall grass off the roadside that were following him. And why not? After all, he's a nice looking Tom...long beard, colorful plumage, tasty with gravy...oops! Now that's not what those hens were thinking!

9 comments:

Blackswamp_Girl said...

LOL!!!

chuck b. said...

That seems like a really big bird. Right?

Yolanda Elizabet said...

That's a big handsome boy you've got there. Tasty with gravy eh? ;-)

Ki said...

For some fowl reason I suppose.

Marc said...

Neat photos. We have been seeing quite a few turkeys at my house too, but I've never caught a picture of them.

The time I wish I could have taken a picture of a Tom turkey on the road was when I startled one in my yard who was strutting for the ladies in the next yard. He awkwardly flew to the small trees lining the road. When he landed, the branch broke and he toppled to the pavement below! He actually looked embarrassed. I think the hens were laughing at him! What a turkey!

lisa said...

Chuck-that is definately a big turkey, any hunter would be pleased to shoot him.

Ki-hahaha! I love a good pun!

Marc-great story! Makes you wish for a camera phone in moments like that.

Lawn Mower Man said...

Yep. That guy would taste good.

KC MO Garden Guy said...

I have a funny or to me it is funny turkey story. Since growing up on a farm during the hay making time we would come across turkey nest in the field where we cut hay. We discovered that once you distrue the turkey they don't go back to the nest. What my Dad did was buy an incubator and we would go ahead an hatch the egg ourselves. one of the first batches of eggs we hatch we let them grow up around the house and barn running loose and one day they disappeared. At deer season one of our neighbors told us that he had a turkey following him when he was out deer hunting and could figure out why that turkey was so tame. We all got a good laugh out of it!!

lisa said...

lawn mower man-thanks for stopping by! At first, I thought your name may be referencing the movie with Pierce Brosnan :)

kc mo-that is funny! My uncle used to raise quail, and they imprint easily, too. They followed him all over (made them poor hunting birds, though).