Friday, July 2, 2010

Turkeys running amok

No, literally, we have a couple of turkeys living just around the corner from our home:
They walk along the street, stopping traffic. Sometimes I change my jogging route if I see one lurking ahead. Because they can get a little flustered and they scare me. It's quite funny.

Home-made signs were placed around the neighborhood warning motorists:

The elusive little crazies even made an appearance in our backyard, of all places:

It may not seem like a big deal, but considering we are about 10 minutes away from Manhattan, it is a real novelty.

Today our local paper, the South Bergenite, had a little article about the twosome:

I'll quote it:

One of our country's founders, though he never said so publicly, privately opined that a different animal [than the bald eagle] should have been selected [as a symbol on the Great Seal of the United States]

"For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country... For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on"

- Benjamin Franklin, letter to his daughter, 1784

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Turkeys - REALLY - What a riot! - got stuffin'?