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Dear Erin,It is a Turkey.
Sweetie...as I always say, one man's (or woman's) turkey is another's peacock. Peacock / turkey / peacock / turkey--what's the real difference, anyway? They're both parasite infested birds. It's OK, but you've lost your Marlon Perkins--Wild Kingdom endorsement.Love,Dad
Actually, the acid test would be for you to kill it and eat it. If the democrats have you arrested for killing one of their own--it was a turkey.More love,Dad
It's the perfect time of year for you to take down this bird - you'll need it in a few weeks. I want to see pics of you in camo stalking it and then holding it by the talons in victory.(P.S. i don't care if they are not technically called talons)
Erin, I just went back and read your original blog about the peacock. I believe that you DID see one. A friend of mine saw one crossing 35E one time. And Steve saw one along the road in Centerville this summer. Peacocks do live in the suburbs. I'm a believer.
This is indeed a wild turkey, no not the liquor, the bird. Domestic turkeys (Jennie-O) are white.Pat, they are spurs. I know you didn't care but I had to say it.I'm sorry, Erin. I think though that it's entirely possible that you saw a peacock. People keep them as pets and there always game farms around in which one has escaped. Keep believing, but for pete's sake haul out the 10gauge and shoot yerself some bird.
You want to know why this is funny? Because I have had almost the EXACT. SAME. THING. happen out here! Except, I saw it on the side of a road in the middle of no where on my way to work. I figured it was a pet peacock. A year later-almost hit it with my car! Yeah. I think mine was a turkey too.
I have a Red Rider beebee gun if you need it.
That's a turkey - however, a couple weeks ago I was driving to a friend's house down here in Tulsa and I too saw a peacock! I almost smashed him with my car! I came around a curve and there were two giant males strutting down the street in a little neighborhood! Are they wild or pets? I thought they only lived at palaces and the zoo...
Jen, you can't have that! You'll shoot your eye out!
Dear Erin, Please come over to our house on the next rainy day and you'll see bunches of peacocks all over our yard. At least I think they're peacocks.
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