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...

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

Although some of them definitely qualify as wild.

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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.

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Not much help, it was pretty blurry.

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

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Uh-huh.

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

I assume the cars were waiting for service.

Not the turkey.

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

Oh, that's just Charlie.

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So let me introduce you to Charlie.

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

And not mean me.

9 Comments:

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?

Anne

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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