Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 10:25:17 -0500
Reply-To: Chad Skaggs <chadskaggs@MINDSPRING.COM>
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From: Chad Skaggs <chadskaggs@MINDSPRING.COM>
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Georgann Schmalz, speculating about the origin of the turkeys seen
trotting about the Druid Hills/Fernbank area, says that perhaps they
"learned about Thanksgiving dinners and flew the coup."
That "flew the coup" is a stroke of brilliance. Love it. Let's find a
drumstick and beat the drum for Schmalz. ;)
Chad, all cooped up in the house on a foggy, soggy Decatur day
At 09:28 AM 12/14/00 Georgann Schmalz wrote:
>All this talk about turkeys around Thanksgiving and
>Christmas makes me hungry.
>Anyhow, as far as I can tell, the flock of turkeys around the
>Druid Hills/Fernbank area have a definite rusty tail band and
>are relatively thin, skittish birds.
>It's not so much that they are "wild" as what their
>origin is that I still question. There are folks in the area that
>raise turkeys, so it is not inconceivable that they may have
>had some wild turkeys at one time. Perhaps they, unlike
>their more domestic friends, learned about Thanksgiving
>dinners and flew the coup.
>The habitat around the area may be just what they need, but
>they will have to watch out for cars, foxes and, maybe, coyotes?