The Crazy Suburban Mom: Rethinking all the turkey I eat...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rethinking all the turkey I eat...

I know wildlife isn't the first thing people think when they think, New Jersey, so I thought I'd show you that we do have indigenous creatures.

I had to take my car to the service station Monday to check the air conditioning; it being distinctly not cold and all.

That's where I saw the indigenous wildlife.

And no, I don't mean things that congregate in or around these...


Don't mean what's driving the cars either.

Although some of them definitely qualify as wild.


And no, don't mean these gals either ....

...although their show did get pretty Oh. My. God.

On with my story. I checked in and decided to take my camera for a walk before it rained. It had to rain. It's been raining for a month. I heard a noise, turned around and snapped a picture. Peeking over the camera didn't help, I was pretty far away, so I looked at the picture.


Not much help, it was pretty blurry.

This is what I saw when I walked towards the noise.




Just hanging out between the cars waiting for service; a turkey.

I assume the cars were waiting for service.

Not the turkey.


James, do you know there's a turkey on the side of the building?

Oh, that's just Charlie.


So let me introduce you to Charlie.


Now you can say you read a blog about a New Jersey turkey.

And not mean me.


Buckeroomama 6/30/09, 11:56 AM  

I love the colors on this turkey.

We don't get to see too many live turkeys around here. Actually, I think I've seen no more than 3 live ones in my entire life!

@eloh 6/30/09, 12:45 PM  

I used to see flocks of them all the time when I lived up on the mountain here. But loved seeing this picture close up. Thanks

jess 6/30/09, 1:37 PM  

So funny! I am in NY, and we NEVER had wild turkeys...until about a year ago, now you see them all over the place, especially along the highways. Once I saw a flock (is that the right word? gaggle??) of at least twenty. Very cool. Maybe the turkey needed a lube job.

BrnEyedGal 6/30/09, 3:38 PM  

That is so CRAZY!!! LOL

I loved the part...."Now you can say you read a blog about a New Jersey turkey....And not mean me." TOO FUNNY!

He really is quite a cutie though...(I do LOVE all animals!)

Christina 6/30/09, 4:11 PM  

How funny is that. My DD saw that and thought it was so cool.

chicamom85 6/30/09, 4:59 PM  

Well it is a very nice turkey, he looks almost tender and juicy in a strange way. Where did you say that was?


Veronica Lee 6/30/09, 5:47 PM  

Haba haba, this has got to be the most handsome turkey I've ever seen!! It's huge!!

illahee 6/30/09, 6:10 PM  

that is too cool! love his tail! and my son has seen his first (live) turkey. LOL

Venti Vixen 6/30/09, 8:08 PM  

Bizarre. I've been seeing a lot of turkeys just walking around like that here too recently, in random, city-like places. Obviously, we aren't eating ENOUGH turkey.

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