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"The Turkey Trot Twenty" On the Loose - ST

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 2 December 2015 in Animal & Insect.

This band of ne'er do well Turkeys has been creating havoc in western New Jersey for years. Right around this time of year (the US Thanksgiving Day) these wild birds launch attacks on hen houses and pig pens all around the area. They stage protests with signs that read, "Eat More Ham" rather than give themselves up to the Chefs. Here, we see them blocking the road in order to stop or slow the coming traffic.

Apple iPhone 5s 1/60 second F/2.2 ISO 40 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Strewth . . are these allowed to vote ?

2 Dec 2015 6:26am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes, but you probably will not care for the answer as to whom they support any more than I do. This country is going completely insane(er)!

franz from Baden, Austria

power to the turkeys! (not the turks, mind you ... ;-)

2 Dec 2015 5:00pm

@franz: No not them -I "Saw you the other day sir but things are so crazy right now...it was a smile maker when I saw your wonderful happy face - thank you for reappearing...life is a bit hectic for me at the moment but I shall reappear :-) Love to all your family!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Belligerent birds! Real rabble rousers. Great shot of these wild turkeys. I've never seen so many at one time.

2 Dec 2015 6:08pm

@Steve Rice: Neither had I - it was quite a shock to come up to the crest of a hill and suddenly have to screech my Fiesta to a halt, lest I had mashed Turkey....Thanks Steve - Sorry I haven't been around...I'll be back :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

More power to them!

2 Dec 2015 10:22pm

@Elaine Hancock: As long as they don't usurp their power and build a wall between USA and Canada...or Mexico....just my opinion mind you :-)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Wild Turkeys? ;-)

3 Dec 2015 2:17am

@DarkElf: Indeed sir :-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

marrant

3 Dec 2015 8:50am

Apple iPhone 5s
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F/2.2
ISO 40
29 mm (35mm equiv.)

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