I stopped my car, what I thought were chickens on the railroad tracks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Screebert, May 20, 2008.

  1. Screebert

    Screebert In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2007
    Oregon City, OR
    I assumed they were chickens that may have been abandoned on the railroad tracks! I got out, and called my standard call, "chicken!" I walked closer, and they weren't afraid of me at all. Then I saw they had red, featherless heads & necks. One of them stretched out his/her giant wingspan, and they all looked at me indignantly.

    I think they were turkey vultures.

    In Lake Oswego, Oregon, where Bryant st. crosses the railroad. About 7 pm.
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    should have caught them and taken them home [​IMG]..... Wouldn't that have been fun..
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    lol well at least you didnt think a plastic bag was a chicken [​IMG]
  4. LOL now that woul have been embarrassing now wouldnt it! Coming home with some turkey vultures LOL! I doubt you would have made the trip home comfortabley! LOL!
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Or that the white fuzzy slipper shaped like a chicken was a White Cochin bantam and you had to turn around and get it before it was hit by a car...
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Quote:I used to live in the apartments right below the train tracks there on the corner. Before they built the condos that blocked my view of the trains I loved! That pizza place across the street is the BEST (or it was 7 years ago.)

    Small world.
    Did you take pics?
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I once thought a cat that was washing its underside with one leg sticking up was a wild turkey. [​IMG]
    We have turkey vultures here. Everytime I happen upon one on the side of the road and see that neck I shudder. I wonder if that's why I'm not fond of turkens?
  9. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    I was taking my 2 sons skiing at Waterville Valley, on the access road to the mtn I see 2 horses in the distance on the side of the road. I was really worried and couldn't figure out how they would have gotten to that area...drive a little closer...they're moose! I was laughed at!
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Those are some pretty big chickens! What, did you think they were turkens on steroids? [​IMG]

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