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Turkey Attacks Mail Truck, Cape Cod

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greenfamilyfarms, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    "For some reason a wild turkey has been attacking a mail truck in a Centerville neighborhood. Check out this fowl footage of the mad bird in action. Video by Eric Williams. Copyright 2011 Cape Cod Times, all rights reserved."

    The turkey tom follows the mail truck around the neighborhood as he delivers mail. [​IMG]

  2. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2010
    Noble County
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hopefully the crazy boy doesn't get hurt or hurt anyone. He is big!
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Now that's a big turkey!
  4. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    When I was flying we used to have a pair of prairie chickens that nested near the runway. The male would chase the little planes until he was caught in a propeller. [​IMG]
  5. swift4me

    swift4me Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2010
    in the Pyrenees
    It's the hubcaps. I've been an avid turkey hunter for years, and have seen it so many times. It seems early for the breeding season, but I've also noticed over the years that "urbanized" or "suburbanized" turkeys have an increased length of breeding behavior. At sometime in that turkey's life, he had a fight with himself in the hubcap of a car or truck, and he never forgot it. I'm sure many of you have had a rooster fight with himself in a mirror.

    We all love our birds, but remember they were the next stop on the train after the reptiles.

  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I don't think that the outcome of this behavior is going to be positive.[​IMG]
  7. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I live on Cape Cod and that was the front page story yesterday. Very cool. I don't think it will end badly on purpose, just maybe if the turkey threw himself in front of something moving.

    Last year, a turkey set up shop at a local police station and liked to attack the parked cruisers. As far as I know, the turkey is still around.
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    A turkey was doing the same at one of the toll booths on the NJ Turnpike. They killed him.[​IMG]
  9. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    Quote:Airplane food is the best! [​IMG] poor chicken little, e ticket ride to the big hen house in the sky [​IMG]
  10. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    I had a tom turkey that attacked the riding lawnmower. There was no reflection for him to fight with. From there he graduated to chasing cars and trucks. Most people in the neighborhood slowed down, but all it took was one speed demon and my tom was a road bump. I guess some would call me irresponsible for not putting him in a cage, but he was one darn happy turkey.

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