Turkeys Moving into Cities and Towns

  1. If you thought, they only lived in the countryside, guess again.

    For some reason, I find this to be very funny, though I'm not sure why.

    And, here I thought that it was odd to see possums within the Philadelphia
    city limits ...

    Who knew?

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/art..._cities_towns/
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   suzy253
    I see them quite often in my yard and around the area. Sometimes a bunch of them just stroll up the driveway. I call it a 'turkey convention'. I'm in the Ocean State too!
  4. by   NurseyBaby'05
    We moved into the city a few years ago and I've seen more wild turkeys than I ever did when we had the woods in the backyard. I guess they stand out more among the concrete, no?
  5. by   indigo girl
    That must be it. They are just funny looking birds, and to see them in an urban setting is startling.

    I do worry about them, poor things. They are not too smart, I am told.

    And, they are so BIG!!
  6. by   compassion1
    I've seen some wild turkeys and peacocks here in FL. Those turkeys had better watch out. Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
  7. by   HM2VikingRN
    Plenty of Turkeys along the MN River Valley
  8. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from indigo girl

    I do worry about them, poor things. They are not too smart, I am told.

    And, they are so BIG!!
    think about it, indigo.
    do you find it "smart" to be inhabiting a people place, 1 month before thanksgiving?

    leslie
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
    I would like to see them.
    We have ducks and chickens living wild near freeways.
    Possums eating pet foods.
    Flocks of parrots fly from palm trees, likely descendents of pets.
    And near Pasadena flocks of pea fowl!
    http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/docs/pea...bsite._pdf.pdf
  10. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from spacenurse
    And near Pasadena flocks of pea fowl!
    http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/docs/pea...bsite._pdf.pdf
    oh my, space.
    how exquisite!

    leslie
  11. by   indigo girl
    Quote from spacenurse
    I would like to see them.
    We have ducks and chickens living wild near freeways.
    Possums eating pet foods.
    Flocks of parrots fly from palm trees, likely descendents of pets.
    And near Pasadena flocks of pea fowl!
    http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/docs/pea...bsite._pdf.pdf
    Oh yeah, the parrots! Apparently there is a flock of monk parakeets here in
    RI somewhere.

    I have also seen them in Norwalk, CT. It is the strangest thing to see these
    large green birds with their hugh nests sitting up in a fir tree in New England.
    They are, apparently quite loud in the daytime. There are several towns
    in CT where they have colonies. Milford is one place that comes to mind.

    I am moving to Florida in the next few months. I can not wait to see what
    kind of critters will be in my yard. I sure am glad to hear that the turkeys are already down there. Whew! I was really worried about this.

    Earle, you are so right! Those silly turkeys should be heading for the bushes
    instead of parading along the sidewalks right before Thanksgiving.

    Speaking of critters eating pet food. I leave snacks out for my neighbors kitties.
    I usually remember to bring the food in before dark. Last night the biggest,
    fluffy, racoon was out there delicately picking up each morsel of Meow Mix.

    The racoons generally nest in a big tree in my neighbors yard and have 2 or 3 kids. The other branch of the same tree hosts the screech owl family of 7 or 8.
    All the neighbors gather to see the baby owls learning how to fly.

    We coexist with nature in our neighborhoods even in the cities and towns. It's
    kind of nice.
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from earle58
    oh my, space.
    how exquisite!

    leslie
    They are beautiful BUT:

    They are big and roost in trees. Don't get under one!

    The make a sound like a child screaming. Sometimes it sounds like a woman calling for help.

    I think I would like it if i lived in Arcadia. It would be worth cleaning the sidewalk or wherever they go.

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