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Complaints About Turkey Attacks On The Rise In Brookline
WBZ ^ | Bobby Sisk

Posted on 11/21/2012 6:06:56 PM PST by mkmensinger

Neighbors are on the offensive in Brookline after what some residents are describing as aggressive turkeys.

“They were attacking the vehicle,” Karen Halvorson said outside her home in the Aspinwall Hill neighborhood.

After getting in her truck, a neighbor came and ran the birds off but it didn’t stop there.

“Then, the turkeys came and started attacking my front door,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: turkey
Revenge for Thankgiving.
1 posted on 11/21/2012 6:07:02 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

In this war of attrition I expect a major human victory on Thursday.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 6:12:53 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: mkmensinger

“Attack of the Killer Turkeys” was filmed on location in the suburban Boston area, where they had no shortage of qualified turkey extras.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 6:14:16 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Third Person

4 posted on 11/21/2012 6:17:48 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Third Person

We have quite a few here in South Jersey, but I’ve never known them to be aggressive.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 6:17:56 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

They’re upset about all of the traffic in Boston last night... a 25 mile back-up on the Mass Pike and a 35 mile back-up on Route 128.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 6:21:16 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Third Person

"Every turkey dies, but not every turkey truly lives."

7 posted on 11/21/2012 6:23:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: mkmensinger

I would think it would be fun to put on some leather gear and run up to and grab a few turkeys and break their necks and, nom nom nom...

Nothing that cannot be solved with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 6:25:00 PM PST by GraceG
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To: mkmensinger

If the cops were called in, they’d shoot the dogs. Not sure about the turkeys, though. It might not be part of their training.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 6:25:44 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: GraceG
I would think it would be fun to put on some leather gear and run up to and grab a few turkeys

I actually tried that once. Wanted to see how fast wild turkeys could move if I chased them.

They left me in the dirt. Literally.

10 posted on 11/21/2012 6:33:23 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: mkmensinger

11 posted on 11/21/2012 6:35:52 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: mkmensinger
No shortage of wild turkeys here south of Boston.
A friend of mine shot one last year and it weighed in at 24 lbs.
I have since found out, some wild turkeys in other states can weigh over 30 lbs.

Wild turkeys have a nasty spur on their leg. -tom

12 posted on 11/21/2012 6:39:17 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Capt. Tom

There’s no question they are serious birds.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 6:42:39 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: coloradan

there are a few videos on YouTube, one has the police officer calling for back up ,every time he got out his car the turkey would go after him ,pretty funny


14 posted on 11/21/2012 6:43:14 PM PST by molson209
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To: mkmensinger

This was bound to happen when the Turkish government became increasingly islamicized.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 6:45:11 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Flycatcher

My wild turkeys come in my yard if I don’t get the corn out for them early enough. The surround me as I feed them but never been attacked. I feed 46 a day, most of them being babies when they first met me. It is so cool.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 6:45:21 PM PST by postal patty
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To: mkmensinger

The only turkeys I can fathom in Brookline, MA are the liberals wack-jobs that live there.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:48:23 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: postal patty

Ours are a bit more shy. If I go out the back door when they’re in the yard, they leave. It’s amazing how quickly they can just disappear.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 6:48:48 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: postal patty
Lucky you!

I think. Forty-six turkey mouths to feed is a lot. Lol.

19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:55:32 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: dfwgator

Gobbles!!!


20 posted on 11/21/2012 7:02:12 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: postal patty

My wild turkeys come in my yard if I don’t get the corn out for them early enough.
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I have had plenty of dealings with ‘Wild Turkey’(s) and corn never entered the picture.

I am waiting for a President with gonads to stop this idiotic BS of ‘pardoning’ the Turkey.

My ‘hero’ will go to the lawn for the ceremony, snap his fingers and an ‘old stump’ will appear and an ax will be handed to the Pres - who will take the first whack.

They could raffle off swings at the turkey on the stump.

Of course the first president with the appropriate gonads will probably be TFPWOB — a woman of the stature of HRC.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 7:02:17 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: mkmensinger

Would that a turkey, much less more than one, would attack my front door. I would open the door and then go “Red Queen” on them. For lurking Libtards, Google Alice In Wonderland. Hint the character under discussion is known for the following line: “Trial later, Sentence first! Off with their heads! Off with their heads!”

If only said turkeys could present at the door plucked.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 7:04:03 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: xrmusn
I have had plenty of dealings with ‘Wild Turkey’(s) and corn never entered the picture.

I did too, once. I don't remember the encounter.

23 posted on 11/21/2012 7:09:16 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: Capt. Tom
I have one that I see occasionally here in Illinois that I think is part ostrich.
24 posted on 11/21/2012 7:16:55 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: mkmensinger

Heck, a wild turkey attacked my husband’s car last year! Cost over $1000 to be repaired. Since then we have installed deer whistles on the grille because that particular car had been attacked by a coyote and a raccoon previously. No further problem.


25 posted on 11/21/2012 7:21:08 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Have you considered getting a different car? :^)


26 posted on 11/21/2012 7:24:04 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger
Self Defense.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 7:28:54 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: mkmensinger

Love that car. It is far too valuable (having been repaired several times at great expense) to replace. We still have many miles to put on it, and it’s in great shape if we can just keep animals from running in front of it.

My car (bought used) came with deer whistles already installed, and we find that they really work. My driveway is a deer crossing. Normally the deer stop and stare and (often as not) charge right at you instead of getting out of the way. We noticed that when we were driving the car with the deer whistles, however, the deer would stop, stare and bolt the opposite direction. So, we decided to fit the other car with whistles. It seems to be working. And the whistles work for other animals too.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 7:40:06 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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29 posted on 11/21/2012 7:40:40 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: mkmensinger

Barney frank’s District.

I am having a serious attack of Schadenfreude!


30 posted on 11/21/2012 8:08:24 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: mkmensinger
Glass storm door reflect an image of another bird. It's all about her, not.
31 posted on 11/21/2012 9:06:04 PM PST by Domangart
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To: mkmensinger

32 posted on 11/21/2012 9:23:02 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: wastedyears

I did too, once. I don’t remember the encounter
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Likewise....BUT I would have remembered corn...ha...

So, there must be a ‘story’ in the Naked City inre your scream name??? just sayin...

I had mentioned the pardoning of the turkey etc and saw on the local news that obozo pardoned 2 turkeys....SOB just has to be the star, so maybe in year 7 he will off Tom...

They also had pictures of him handing out turkeys and other food items at a food bank...nice gesture BUT the people gushing over his highness was really sickening -
He, like Marion Berry, should be spending more time in GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF THE FOOD BANKS and self sufficient, rather than patting themselves on the back because they are ‘feeding the homeless’.

It would be (well somewhat) different if they were dipping into their own pockets with the donations.....


33 posted on 11/21/2012 9:25:45 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: xrmusn

I got it from this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOVzXYEU3Bk


34 posted on 11/21/2012 9:33:56 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: mkmensinger

In a story on aggressive MA turkeys, no accounting for Barney Frank, Mike Dukakis, or John F. Kerry?


35 posted on 11/22/2012 5:14:18 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Flycatcher
Stand your ground and when it gets close enough, grab it behind its head and with your other hand grab their feet and upside down they cannot hurt you....you get to see how far you can throw them and they don't come back....same way to stop an attacking goose. Gloves not needed unless your breaking up a fight between 2 males...I use to raise them. A wild one flew into one of my pens where I had 1 tom and 3 hens, Royal Palms...those toms can get nasty with each other...yep, that calls for gloves...hubby handed me the gloves and said .....go get him....he didn't like large birds..the wild one had a beard that touched the ground...Ended up cross breeding them. The wild one was named Isaiah Thomas, forgot the name of the other one, but was named after another basketball player for Detroit...White one...The name at the back of my head is saying Bill Lambeer /SP
36 posted on 11/22/2012 10:20:07 PM PST by goat granny
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To: mkmensinger

Les Nessman: [freaked out] I really don't know how to describe it. It was like the turkeys mounted a counter-attack! It was almost as if they were... organized!

37 posted on 11/22/2012 10:26:21 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: goat granny
Bill Laimbeer! Ha ha!

Must have been a very TALL turkey.

38 posted on 11/23/2012 6:35:06 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher
Isiah Thomas was brown (wild turkey) Bill Laimbeer was white, a Royal Palm with just a thin edge of black on every tail feather....that was before everyone was racist...
39 posted on 11/25/2012 12:41:12 AM PST by goat granny
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