"Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."

~Anna Sewell

Friday, May 22, 2009

Totally random encounter.

There was a turkey outside my window this afternoon.
I've been laughing about it since. It was so random. XD I managed to snap a few pictures, since she was just strolling around the yard, surveying the flowers. They're kinda blurry because they were taken through my screen.

That's the last thing I'd expect to see out my window. I hope she wasn't lost. I didn't see any other turkeys.

OT, but did you know turkeys sleep in trees? It makes sense, since they probably couldn't get away if a coyote attacked them in their sleep. But how do they get up there? Especially the males. I've never seen a turkey fly more than 12 inches off the ground. And I've never seen a turkey in a tree, even at night. What do they do, shimmy up the trunk? I'd like to see that.

Has anyone else had critters show up in their yard?


  1. They do fly, they're just lazy about it. They tend to roost in thicker woods, which might explain why you haven't seen them.


  2. Ah, I see. That makes sense. It would be interesting to see a turkey fly up a tree. XD