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Old 12-13-2004, 01:17 PM
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WOW! now we have wild turkeys around here

Last month I was mowing a yard close to mine. I came around the back of the house and I almost mowed over 5 wild turkeys that were there. These birds aren't small. I never saw anything like it in my life. Not around my town anyway. Well ever sinse that day, I see the turkeys all the time. Now there coming up to my front yard. sometimes there's 6 of them, but in this picture there's only 5. One seems to be the dominant Turkey. They don't like donuts. They don't even like carrots. They did however love the corn I put out there. Now I feel I made some new best friends. They don't seem to be afraid of people. Im sure that some of you guys look at this picture and see supper, haha. Every time I see them I think im going crazy.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:34 PM
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We got loads of them around here. Even the dam deer walk around unafriaf of mowers. Do you know what it's like mowing around bushes and all of a sudden a huge deer walks out in front of you?
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:42 PM
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We have the same problem here. I had a buck run a big circle around me at the end of the year and have seen deer right in town. We also have a problem with Canada geese, they can sure make a mess out of a backyard with all their manure.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:50 PM
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You're lucky there wasn't a Tom there. He would let you know why you shouldn't get near his hens.
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:00 PM
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sometimes there's 6 of them, but in this picture there's only 5. One seems to be the dominant Turkey. .
I'm sorry.. in your photo, I count 6 turkeys... maybe one is something different?
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:06 PM
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We have the same problem here. I had a buck run a big circle around me at the end of the year and have seen deer right in town. We also have a problem with Canada geese, they can sure make a mess out of a backyard with all their manure.


These things are a pain in &^$ They should somehow be shipped back to Canada
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:22 PM
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You will soon wish that you had never fed them. Now there are six, in a month there will be 14, then 20 then 40 then 100 then 200 then 100000000. Neighbors will hate you! I have several accounts with these annoying little pests (turkeys). They fed them one year. Now they come back every winter. Last years damage came to a total of 6000 to replace some plants and they had to have a carpenter come out and replace some siding and misc stuff that the turkeys tore up. that is just one place. They crap every where and leave their darn feathers all over the place. You will soon hate them.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:40 PM
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Those had to be someones pets at one time cuz down here you cant get within 100 yards of them and they are gone.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:44 PM
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We got loads of them around here. Even the dam deer walk around unafriaf of mowers. Do you know what it's like mowing around bushes and all of a sudden a huge deer walks out in front of you?
I havent mowed any out of the bushes lately but last spring I was ridin my bike and I was climbing a huge hill and right on the side of the road there were some low lying junipers that were no more than 18 inches tall and a buck jumped up out of them and scared me silly. Less than 4feet away.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:55 PM
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Ours live in a bottle Kidding aside they probably just aren't smart enough to do anything else. We stopped on a mountain raod here in AZ one year and the turkeys and even some elk came straight up to the truck. I convinced that they know the difference between fishing poles and hunting gear.
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