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(Huffington Post)   "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. What, you mean they can?"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 29
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2014-01-31 01:18:51 PM
Bailey>Jennnifer
 
2014-01-31 01:30:11 PM
...Pull up, pull up...
 
2014-01-31 01:56:07 PM
Oh the Humanity!
 
2014-01-31 02:00:35 PM
They're actually very fast flyers in short sprints, not built for sustained flights just "OMFG it's a bear, get in the tree!".
 
2014-01-31 02:06:48 PM
Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys on the other hand are very fast and nimble.
 
2014-01-31 02:10:00 PM
Yeah, they fly like chickens do, just not long distances, short hops. They still can't be tossed out of helicopters onto supermarket parking lots.
 
2014-01-31 02:15:58 PM
Apparently, HuffPost writers are also stupid. There, I said it. Doesn't know the difference between 'through' and 'into'.
 
2014-01-31 02:17:33 PM
Most people think I'm lying when I mention I had a flying turkey bounce off my windshield.  Spread the word--turkeys are uncoordinated in the air.

/You ever been out in the woods when one want to land in a tree?  Sounds like a friggin' Chris Farley stumbling around a living room.
 
2014-01-31 02:20:01 PM

ertznay: Bailey>Jennnifer


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/dat ass
 
2014-01-31 02:30:35 PM

Inyego: Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys on the other hand are very fast and nimble.


Nimble?  It's like watching a fully loaded cargo plane take off on a short runway.  Not a pretty sight.  When they take off from tree limbs, it's like a swinging pendulum.
 
2014-01-31 03:39:15 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Inyego: Domesticated turkeys cannot fly. Wild turkeys on the other hand are very fast and nimble.

Nimble?  It's like watching a fully loaded cargo plane take off on a short runway.  Not a pretty sight.  When they take off from tree limbs, it's like a swinging pendulum.


They'll scare you shiatless if you flush one like a quail.

I was once crossing a fallow field with waist to armpit high weeds, when one of them decided to flee my advance by bursting into the air not 20 feet from where I stood.  Like to give me a heart attack.  Had I had a shotgun, though, turkey dinner!

/Had my scoped .30'06.
//Not good for wing shooting.
 
2014-01-31 04:02:40 PM

dittybopper: They'll scare you shiatless if you flush one like a quail.

I was once crossing a fallow field with waist to armpit high weeds, when one of them decided to flee my advance by bursting into the air not 20 feet from where I stood.  Like to give me a heart attack.  Had I had a shotgun, though, turkey dinner!


I was standing next to one (didn't see it) for about a minute when it finally decided to jump off its nest and take off. Just not something you expect on a quiet morning while you're just appreciating the view.
 
2014-01-31 04:04:45 PM

ertznay: Bailey>Jennnifer


This says it all!
 
2014-01-31 04:14:27 PM

OtherLittleGuy: ertznay: Bailey>Jennnifer

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/dat ass


yea.
 
2014-01-31 05:10:15 PM
As God is my waitress, there's a fly in my turkey!"
 
2014-01-31 05:53:21 PM
It amazes me these people don't forget to breath.
 
2014-01-31 06:13:04 PM

Mikey1969: Yeah, they fly like chickens do, just not long distances, short hops. They still can't be tossed out of helicopters onto supermarket parking lots.


i hear they land like sacks of wet cement.
 
2014-01-31 06:15:28 PM

Revek: It amazes me these people don't forget to breath.


mouthbreathers.
 
2014-01-31 07:06:18 PM
OH NO OH NO OH NO. NO. OH NO OH NO.
 
2014-01-31 07:19:35 PM
Wonder if it is sick. The ones I'm familiar with avoid people and buildings and such.
 
2014-01-31 07:36:56 PM
Not only do wild turkeys fly well, they roost in trees nightly.

Their flocks will wander their territory, usually hitting up a given spot every fourth day or so.  When sundown approaches, they pick their tree to sleep in, and one by one they fly up to a branch of their choosing.

Last year, I was lucky enough to have a dozen chicks napping in my raised garden bed in the middle of the day.  They huddled together while the adults stood guard.  I have no idea if the chicks could fly at that point, so who knows what they'd do at night.
 
2014-01-31 08:50:18 PM

hogans: Not only do wild turkeys fly well, they roost in trees nightly.

Their flocks will wander their territory, usually hitting up a given spot every fourth day or so.  When sundown approaches, they pick their tree to sleep in, and one by one they fly up to a branch of their choosing.


I'm not familiar with wild turkeys but that's what chickens will do too if they're free range and not in a pen.
 
2014-01-31 09:12:24 PM

wellreadneck: Wonder if it is sick. The ones I'm familiar with avoid people and buildings and such.


Around dorms and food halls they get as lazy as any other critter slurping up a free lunch.
 
2014-02-01 12:33:11 AM

wellreadneck: Wonder if it is sick. The ones I'm familiar with avoid people and buildings and such.


It flew into a window. Pretty common mistake for all types of birds.
 
2014-02-01 01:22:25 AM

Revek: It amazes me these people don't forget to breath.


And yet they make it into college and the whitehouse
 
2014-02-01 01:26:01 AM

2wolves: wellreadneck: Wonder if it is sick. The ones I'm familiar with avoid people and buildings and such.

Around dorms and food halls they get as lazy as any other critter slurping up a free lunch.


We had a particularly feral pack of these farkers who would camp out at one entrance of the dorm I stayed in my sophomore year.  Aggressive as shiat, made getting out to class tough in the morning.  Granted, this was in the middle of East Nowhere, Ohio, with no natural predators, and no hunting on campus.  Between the wild turkeys and the wild Amish, that school was a miserable place to be.
 
2014-02-01 01:28:27 AM

Kirkenhegelstein: 2wolves: wellreadneck: Wonder if it is sick. The ones I'm familiar with avoid people and buildings and such.

Around dorms and food halls they get as lazy as any other critter slurping up a free lunch.

We had a particularly feral pack of these farkers who would camp out at one entrance of the dorm I stayed in my sophomore year.  Aggressive as shiat, made getting out to class tough in the morning.  Granted, this was in the middle of East Nowhere, Ohio, with no natural predators, and no hunting on campus.  Between the wild turkeys and the wild Amish, that school was a miserable place to be.


I know from personal experience that a broomstick is the right length and width to thump turkeys up alongside their heads.

/used to raise them
//hate the nasty buggers, love killing them for food
 
2014-02-01 11:23:17 AM
Mikey1969
2014-01-31 02:10:00 PM


Yeah, they fly like chickens do, just not long distances, short hops. They still can't be tossed out of helicopters onto supermarket parking lots.

www.everydaynodaysoff.com
 
2014-02-01 12:20:10 PM
Dinner!
 
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