Out of the Blue

For a change, my weird encounter on the roads this morning after dropping off MrsBlue was not with a car, it was with a bird. As I was driving home I passed a wild turkey running the opposite way up the street. He seemed so earnest as he trotted along that it broke my heart to imagine the potential for him to get hit by a car, so I swung around and parked, hoping to at least coax him in a safer direction (at least not towards the highway). As I was getting out, the futility of my situation struck me… this was indeed a wild animal, and was not likely to respond to whatever it is I was going to do to help him (I clearly had no plan here), and what was worse, he was making off like a bat out of hell (I guess when you're a flightless bird you learn to run fast). I had thoughts of alerting animal control to the situation, but realized that by the time I got home and contacted anyone he could have gone so far I wouldn't be able to direct them to him, and if he was lucky, he may have already been out of town (I'm certainly hoping that was the case).

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FYI, Wild Turkeys are not flightless and can fly up to 50 mph.. though they don't fly very high.

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