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  • DuggerPDX

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    Nov 09, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    You come home from the gym and a very large Turkey is waiting for you on the front porch...


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    Nov 09, 2009 6:16 PM GMT
    Just in time for Thanksgiving too icon_lol.gif Will you be serving gravy with him?
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    Nov 09, 2009 6:17 PM GMT
    TucsonGradJock saidJust in time for Thanksgiving too icon_lol.gif Will you be serving gravy with him?



    ROFLMFAO! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 09, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    Have knife and fork, will travel
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 09, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    it looks so much better than that lawn jockey!!! I have then too but one never walked up to the front door just asking to be eaten!!
  • DuggerPDX

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    Nov 09, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    TucsonGradJock saidJust in time for Thanksgiving too icon_lol.gif Will you be serving gravy with him?


    It would be a tasty free range bird. Add this to the quail and geese we also have wandering around and it's quite the feast!
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    Nov 09, 2009 6:54 PM GMT
    He's a pretty turkey... he'd be really pretty stuffed with sweet potatoes on the side.... YUM!
  • JayDT

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    Nov 09, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    I think he's beautiful living wild and free and should stay that way.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Nov 09, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    JayDT saidI think he's beautiful living wild and free and should stay that way.


    He must be a smart bird, my property straddles the city/county boundary. If he wanders 50 feet to the south I'm afraid it's open season for the hunters. Last I saw he was heading north, which will put him on a golf course and a wooded area, must be where he lives.
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    Nov 09, 2009 8:38 PM GMT
    The turkey populations have been exploding in the gorge in recent years. I'm not sure whether it's because weekend-people are feeding them or the coyotes getting lazy, or what. They're becoming a real hazard on the roads when they cross in large numbers. They're not particularly afraid of people, but the dogs do chase them away.

    Part of the year, they gather in flocks and part of the year they run off by themselves. Typically, a few hens with chicks spend the hot part of the summer in or near my yard, probably because of available water. A few weeks ago, I looked out my office window to see a huge flock walking down the game trail in front of my house, in single file. I lost count at around 80.

    They are more attractive and less intrusive than the geese that over-winter in the Pasco basin. They descend on your yard and... eat it. And leave... digested yard deposits behind. When I lived there, I was always tempted to just leave a trail of seed corn from the back yard to the oven and see if they would walk right in.

    BTW - I hardly ever see quail any more. I wonder if they're being displaced by the turkeys.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Nov 09, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    Mindgarden - funny you should mention the quail, we have noticed fewer and fewer of them over the last couple of years. We are in the Willamette Valley, just at the southern border of Salem.
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    Nov 09, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    I don't know what's all the fuss. I've had deer on my front porch, moose on my lawn, and bears in my back yard. I suppose a shock for city boys, but ya know, these creatures do exist, and they do invade our sacred human space from time to time.
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    Nov 09, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
    At my office building they will occasionally block the entrance in groups of three to five. They have to shooed away rather forcefully since they can be vicious and will attack. (No, they won't kill you but they can break your arm with their wings or draw blood by pecking.)
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    Nov 09, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    All the men I contact ignore me.
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    Nov 09, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    Yeah, quail, deer, bears, turkeys, box and snapping turtles, rattlesnakes, king snakes and black racers, porcupines, foxes (had a silver fox in the yard one evening a few weeks ago - beautiful), and a lot of coyotes. We have several bobcats living in the area, and we have seen two mountain lions on the property over the five years since we've owned the home. I wouldn't want it any other way.

    Here's a pic of a few of our neighbors, stopping by to say hello

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    Nov 09, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidAll the men I contact ignore me.

    No doubt with good reason. icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 09, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
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    Blackguy4you saidAll the men I contact ignore me.

    No doubt with good reason. icon_razz.gif


    LOL - hahahahaha - icon_biggrin.gif

    eh... have you been taking lessons from JP? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 09, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    Red_Vespa said
    Blackguy4you saidAll the men I contact ignore me.

    No doubt with good reason. icon_razz.gif

    LOL - hahahahaha - icon_biggrin.gif

    eh... have you been taking lessons from JP? icon_biggrin.gif

    You're right, I was just being an old bitch like him, couldn't resist. OK, you called me on that. So how do I redeem myself? icon_redface.gif
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    Nov 09, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    Blackguy4you said
    Red_Vespa said
    Blackguy4you saidAll the men I contact ignore me.

    No doubt with good reason. icon_razz.gif

    LOL - hahahahaha - icon_biggrin.gif

    eh... have you been taking lessons from JP? icon_biggrin.gif

    You're right, I was just being an old bitch like him, couldn't resist. OK, you called me on that. So how do I redeem myself? icon_redface.gif


    LOL - ah that's ok... We good. It was funny. Humour will always triumph.

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  • jgymnast733

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    Nov 09, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    This bird is so gay,
    just look at those thin ankles[perfect for heels] and those limp feathers, i dont know about you but this is one big mary......
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    Nov 11, 2009 5:58 AM GMT
    One time I threw my briefcase in the garbage and carried a small bag of garbage to work with me. That was an odd day.