911 call from NJ postmaster: "I have a carrier that's being attacked by wild turkeys"


#1

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#2

Get’s pretty strange after that.


#3

Just more of Ben Franklin’s acolytes venting their frustrations on innocent employees of the federal government.


#4

Came to post exactly that.

“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”


#5

Could be worse. I’ve known a couple of mail carriers who were regularly full of Wild Turkey.


#6

They ain’t small, and maybe that’s intimidating?

And, they can sort of fly, enough to jump and flap their wings enough to get over a fence. It is not graceful.


#7

Wild turkeys can fly. They just don’t like to unless they have to. Domestic turkeys generally are too heavy.

A few days after thanks giving I saw 3 on the side of the road, and several more in the woods behind them. When I stopped to take a pick, one came up to my car nearly close enough I could have taken him home…


#8

I’ve never seen them fly, just the flapping squawking hilarity of a row of birds going over a barbed wire fence. They are pretty graceful!

But the funniest part of that video is the cat, which as FEELINGS that need to be expressed. Ha!


#9

Cat? I didn’t watch the whole thing, where was that?


#10

Turkeys are just below Ostriches and Emus in the huge jerk line.

Also there are more than a few videos of Police being attacked by turkeys. Nature’s Gangsters.


#11

It was meowing off and on, and it’s shown walking around at about 3:45.


#12

Now I am really confused, the video I showed is only 3:24 long…


#13

No joke. Turkeys have big claws, and travel in packs.

Having run across flocks in the wild, I would not want to mess with them.


#14

My script blocker / flash blocker won’t show videos in this browser, so I copy/pasted into a different one. I guess I might not be looking at the same video:

Yep, different turkeys, different video (different circus, different monkeys?)


#15

Hah - weird. That is a different one. A better one actually. But yes, it illustrates they can fly. And the cat is cute.


#16

♬Jive turkeys in flight
Afternoon delight ♪


#17

There’s a state park where we like to go hiking and we see a lot of wild turkeys cruising around. My assumption is that the dead ones we find are the slower ones. We get pretty far in on foot doing 8 to 12 mile loops, so it’s quiet.
They are VERY big, though they avoid contact with people.


#18

Fun Fact: a group of turkeys is known as a congress.


#19

I heard about a really interesting way to deal with aggressive turkeys


#20

I had no idea the Trystero were employing turkeys now. Fiendishly clever!

We Await Silent Tristero’s Empire.