Saturday, February 10, 2007

I couldn't believe my eyes.......

As I was going through our little village early one morning this week, there standing by the highway, as big as you please, stood the biggest Tom Turkey with his tail feathers spread out that I have ever seen! Never have I seen one like that in our part of the world. When we lived about 150 miles from here to the north, we had a flock of wild turkeys that would come out of the woods frequently, but they were small in size.

Looking in the rear view mirror, I saw him sauntering across the road without a care in the world. I guess Tom knew it was nowhere near Thansgiving, so it was safe to be out and about..............

15 comments:

Susan P. said...

He must have decided to take a nice morning stroll since November is long gone! Believe it or not, I don't think I've ever seen one in person, only on my Thanksgiving table:)

Karen said...

Oh, this cracked me up, Betty! Since you moved, maybe he was looking for you! LOL
Something tells me he won't make it to next November!

Kelli said...

Ooh.I would have love to have been there with you!! We had a Turkey Vulture land on our neighbors roof and he stayed there for about 20 minutes. He was a fun one to look at! LOL

Kelli

Kentucky Gal said...

Like you all I've ever seen is the smaller wild turkey...I wonder if he was an escaped pet??
:-D

Susie said...

I did a post in Dec about the flock of turkeys at our sons. Aren't they amazing to see!
:)

RoseMary said...

Isn't it awesome when you see something like that? Too bad you didn't have your camera along!

Wildflower Cabin said...

What a surprise that must have been for you! You probaby thought you were seeing things...lol. We have a flock of wild ones around here that stroll through once in a while...I enjoy watching them.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What a wonderful surprise for you Betty. We don’t have wild turkeys in Britain. Just as well he’s not walking the lanes over here right now as his days would be numbered for sure, with this outbreak of bird flu in a turkey farm. Marion

Nature Girl said...

How nice would that have been to have MY camera aimed at Mr. Tom! I am known for taking photos of animals in and around my world and posting.I see from your comment at Maria's that you are ~new~ to our wonderful blog community!~Welcome~ and if you love gardens and little 4 legged visitors come by and visit.I am also listed(Nature-Trail) on Garden Voices a site for gardeners!I am pleased to meet you!

Barb said...

Well, for heaven's sake. I was so moved by your last post I completely forgot to thank you for visiting A Chelsea Morning. I do appreciate it and I especially appreciate the comment you left.

And I'd feel a lot better about that gorgeous turkey if he knew to stay out of the road! LOL

Thank you again, Betty, and I hope you'll visit again.

weirdbunny said...

Maybe he had escaped from some ones back yard. You should have scooped him up and taken him home for dinner!!

cityfarmer said...

They are very fun to watch...They just kinda lurky turkey along!!!

Dinner's at 6

Lovella said...

never a camera when you need it. I guess he hasn't heard about freezers. Very funny. We don't see any just neandering about in our parts.

Lovella said...

never a camera when you need it. I guess he hasn't heard about freezers. Very funny. We don't see any just neandering about in our parts.

Karen said...

Hi Betty!
Thank you for your sweet comment! I will tell Ashley to check my comments, she will be so excited! You just point your mouse to the bottom of the post on the right. It will come up.