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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   North Dakota town under seige by rogue band of turkeys   ( divider line
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2003-03-05 12:01:09 PM  
html sucks...

2003-03-05 12:02:21 PM  
maybe this'll work...

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2003-03-05 12:03:09 PM  
that was it!

dang turkeys ate my last carrot (>)

grumble, grumble grumble....
2003-03-05 12:55:45 PM  
Fargo here too. I love it...ND gets on Fark for stories like this way too often to count...

*hangs head in shame*
2003-03-05 12:59:41 PM  
Another ND farkette here :)

These turkeys are vicious... I'm originally from the part of the state the article talks about, and when the wild turkeys would come through our yard, our normally-brave farm dog would cower in his doghouse fear. And it's not only out-of-town places they invade... I was staying at a friend's house a few months ago and woke up wondering what the unholy noise coming from outside his apt. was... you guessed it. Wild Turkeys.

Wow, I probably sound like a total hick talking about vicious turkeys and such. Oh well. :)
2003-03-05 01:21:32 PM  
CandyPink - don't worry, your not a true North Dakota Turkey hick until you hear something like "Hey woman lets have turkey for supper tonight, why don't you go out back and shoot one, clean it up real nice while I watch Nascar". (I witnessed this about a mile north of my hometown in ND, the sad part is she did it too)
2003-03-05 01:37:43 PM  
"Turkeys will also try to break into your house."-Mme. Mersault

They've also been know to carry guns, and steal lunch money from other birds on the playground. Really. :)
2003-03-05 01:56:07 PM  
I had to chase them away with a broom, Martin said.

In other news, President Bush deployed the 123rd Broom Brigade to Rocklake, ND


That's the 123rd Strategeric Broom Brigade! ;D
2003-03-05 02:03:59 PM  
Wow, there sure are a lot of NoDaks on here, considering the state has, what, half a million people total???

I think that says something about the education level in North Dakota!

/Former Grand Forker - I just realized that I could be called a Grand Forker if I moved back - whoa! :D
2003-03-05 02:25:45 PM  
Living in Grand Forks still sucks, don't move back zipbeep.
2003-03-05 02:36:04 PM  
But, J-po, GRAND FORKER!!! That's awesome!

And besides, you can freak people out by saying that you walked to school in -40 weather (before wind chill factor), through 6 foot snow drifts, backwards (because the wind was so hard and you would have gotten instant frostbite if you walked forward!!)

Maybe even better, though - EAST Grand Forker! Now that's some REAL Grand Forking! But alas, it is in MinneSOTA, and those people are just weird.
2003-03-05 02:37:04 PM  
and I have lost all ability to close tags. See, the brain slowly dies away after moving out of No. Dakota.
2003-03-05 03:02:28 PM  
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"It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R... P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenberg tragedy has there been anything like this!"
2003-03-05 03:10:08 PM  
Grand Forks does suck, I go up to do one thing, go to Cabelas. I'm in and out. I like that shirt that was floating around down here for a while "Fargo 70 Miles, The only sign of intelligent life in Grand Forks" hehe.

Any town that is always colder then Fargo has got to be awful.
2003-03-05 03:29:13 PM  
"Any town that is always colder then Fargo has got to be awful."-Chief_Misses_Alot

Having lived in both towns, "Pot meet Kettle".
2003-03-05 04:57:12 PM  
Hmm, a few North Dakotan's here, I'm from Devils Lake myself...
2003-03-05 05:08:41 PM  

I used to LOVE Devil's Lake - I don't know why - it rained almost every time we went there. It just seemed cooler than those Minnesota lakes, where the "resort" was a shack to sell tackle and bait and rent boats.

This is many years ago.
2003-03-05 05:11:22 PM  
Zip Beep: still pretty much the same except the lake is flooding now so it is much bigger. Fishing seems to be the only thing that atracts people to DL.
2003-03-05 06:23:53 PM  
Zip Beep: ya, Warning is right, if things keep up Devils Lake will swollow up Devils Lake, literally. Their gonna start pumping water into the Sheyenne and bring it right past good ol Fargo I think.
2003-03-05 06:55:10 PM  
And here I was thinking that I was the only person in ND to own a home computer. How nice it is to see all my frozen state-mates out there. Just thought I'd add one more to the ND tally.
2003-03-05 07:12:15 PM  
When did NoDakians stop carrying an arsenal in the back window of their trucks?

As a former resident of GF and Bismarck I can attest that the only sheep in ND are fleeing from Montana.
2003-03-05 07:20:03 PM  
Hey, I'm in Devils Lake too....that's pretty crazy, I had no idea so many of us were on here. I guess there isn't much else to do up here what with them there turkeys runnin loose.

/Slack jawed yokel/
2003-03-05 07:22:02 PM  
The further from any, ahem, major city you get the more likely you are to come across deer rifles in the back of a pickup. And the more often you'll be expected to return the steering wheel two finger wave.
2003-03-05 07:48:55 PM  
Mighty_Manfred - isn't that funny! I go deer and pheasant hunting every year and that is so true. When you get out in the badlands and you talk to someone they act like you are the first person they have seen in years..

Ohh and it depends on the guys mood, if it's two fingers or one. I swear if he is really pissed off the one finger barely gets off the wheel.
2003-03-05 07:59:18 PM  
JustinGJ: Small world, scarry thing is I recognize your name.
2003-03-05 11:01:51 PM  
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