Wild turkeys invade Windward

So here I was, driving along the Windward side street of Edison Drive at 5:00 pm yesterday. Something caught my eye. At first I thought it was a group of geese. Then I saw their necks moving all around while they walked. Not geese, these were wild turkeys!

A group of four turkeys were pecking around in the well-manicured flowerbeds of the Metropolitan Club, probably destroying some pansies. I whipped the car around and snapped this blurry picture with my cell phone. They were not afraid of me or my car. They took one look in my direction and carried on with their pecking, almost as if they belonged here. Perhaps they’ve got an account at Private Bank?

5 Responses to “Wild turkeys invade Windward”

  1. Laura January 11, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Those things are fearless. My husband was tempted to, um, get a very locally sourced turkey for Thanksgiving but given that they congregate by his work, it would have been a very bad idea. :)

  2. Grant Goggans January 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I used to work at DocuTeam nearby on Marconi, and those things showed up in our parking lot every once in a while. They’re kind of alarmingly huge!

  3. William January 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    They are hens, sittin up around there. Got out of me car @Academy and Haynes Bridge one afternoon and moved a group of them into the church parking lot,they were a bit slow crossing @the red light. I miss them now….they have moved on.

  4. Kim January 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    There were three fearless ones up in NW Forsyth today too. And then there are a “rafter of turkeys” that routinely hang out in Milton in the Arnold Mill – Cox Road area.

  5. Kelle January 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I work at the AT&T building at the corner of Windward and North Point Pkwy. I think these turkeys live in our complex because they are always wandering around here. They have no fear of humans and more than one coworker has been half heartedly chased by one. The first time I saw them I couldn’t believe how big they are….without their legs and head and no dressing stuffed inside them, they seem enormous!

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