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Got a bit of a scare the other day.

Bella and I were walking around the field across the street….she was just sniffin’ around….thinking of pooping somewhere when this big, wet thing comes charging out of the brush at us! Screeching and squaking and carrying on. It took me a few seconds to realize that it wasn’t a fisher cat – thank god!!

It was a big, butt-ugly, wet, wild turkey! Coming after us! Bella freaked out a bit – I’m saying to myself, “yikes – what do you do about a rabid turkey!?? I hope the neighbors hear me scream when it tries to tear our faces off!” I stomped at it to try and shoo it away, but that just started it yelling again – and freaked Bella out more. So we just went the other direction.

The thing finally calmed down a bit – and was just walking next to us clucking and seemed to be “escorting” us out of the area. I figure she must have a nest somewhere close by – or the neighbors hired it to keep people from their property behind the barn.

Then Bella became interested instead of scared and wanted to go sniff it….uh. No. I don’t think so, dog. It’s strange because on one of our walks there was a pile of turkey feathers (something obviously killed and ate it) and when I picked one up to show Bella she totally freaked out and tried to run away.

Weird Dog.
Stupid Turkeys.

How does one defend against a mean, crazy turkey anyway?
 

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O.O

I don't know. We have one turkey by the river (there is no logical reason for a turkey to be anywhere near me) and it scares me silly. (If you've never seen a turkey in real life, don't laugh. Those things are big!) Kabota, of course, wants to eat it.
 

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OMG! Wild turkeys are mean, huge, and scary! And they are EVERYWHERE. Literally, a couple of summers ago I saw a pair on a city street right behind Fenway Park in Boston.

I would turn and leave immediately. I am not messing with those things!
 

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Don't ever mess with a turkey. Or a goose. Or a swan! Nasty critters.
 

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LOL, this makes me laugh
My run-ins have been with what I call "bush chickens".....they're just grouse but they're incredibly stupid and have a tendency to hide, and almost get stepped on. When you get close enough (about 6 inches away) they go flapping away, hit you in the face and scare the bejebus out of you. Its happened to me several times and left me squealing like a little girl. Caeda has seen grouse, but she tries to stalk them, then she gets REALLY agitated when they fly away, she sniffs everywhere! In her world things don't seem to travel vertically lol. Fun stuff!
 

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Don't ever mess with a turkey. Or a goose. Or a swan! Nasty critters.
Yeah totally I had a horrible experience with goose when I was a kid, it chased me & pecked me all over... I hate birds now, if one comes after me it must die & that's the bottom line, if try don't its a 'leave me alone & I'll leave you alone truce ;) )
 

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I wish I could watch that link here at work, Cran - have to wait until I get home....sounds familiar!

There was once a big wild tom turkey who terrorized our town about 15 years ago. The bank he hung out at (posing at the reflection of himself in the windows) was named Larry - after the president of the bank.

Someone at the bank started feeding Larry - so he started going from place to place around town chasing people. The workers at the limo company were scared to go out to the cars. He would harrass customer's at the Dunkin Donuts and so on.

Animal Control finally caught up to him and "released him into a non-populated area". I have a feeling someone had a nice dinner that night.
 

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I saw this on TV where a guy has his poor dog attacked repeatedly by a goose when they get in his boat. You feel sorry for the dog because she has no idea what to do and the goose takes a chunk of fur out. I think is has some language, the man calls it a crazy a** goose a couple of times. You can find it on youtube if you search for Crazy Goose Attacks Man & His Dog.
 

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Wow, I can certainly say I've never had that experience before. I'd probably have freaked out and taken off running the other way. My brother was attacked by a Canadian goose when he was a kid, that was super terrifying...turkey attack would probably give me nightmares >.>
 
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