Previous Entry Share Next Entry
breeden
ursulav

The Gobbling. The Terrible Gobbling.



Seriously! Like three times I would hear this sneaky gobbling, I would turn around, and it would stop immediately!

...if I am killed by rogue turkeys, please at least pretend to be surprised.

When I saw the picture of the caterpillar I thought you were talking about the sounds of caterpillars chomping. We have had tent caterpillars up here some years where you could hear their chomping and the constant fall of caterpillar poop like rain.

But turkeys are much more dangerous to humans.



http://myfox8.com/2014/02/20/turkey-attacks-greensboro-mail-carrier-animal-control-to-capture-calls-bird-public-threat/

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6504117



When I saw the picture of the caterpillar I thought you were talking about the sounds of caterpillars chomping. We have had tent caterpillars up here some years where you could hear their chomping and the constant fall of caterpillar poop like rain.

I also thought it was terribly depressing to know that the enterprising fellow that imported the tent caterpillars to the U.S. had the idea he could get them to spin silk for him.

STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!

For a moment there I was wondering what Jim Hines was doing invading your garden with his Goblin(g) hordes. Not that some fresh veggies wouldn't improve goblin health, but...

Oh, and for what it's worth, whether by rogue turkeys, escaped goblins, hairy caterpillars, or falling trees, I'd not be surprised by any epitaph for you that included "She died with her gardening gloves on."


I too visualized creepy Nurk-style giant caterpillar gobbling.

I just finished Nurk, and you can probably guess which scene I thought of.

We have a flock of wild guinea fowl here who occasionally spill out of the woods onto the driveway in a flash mob, raise an unholy racket for a while then disappear back into the woods.

I think "flash mob" is definitely the correct collective noun for guinea fowl.

Have Kevin watch you as you garden?

So, a watched turkey cock never gobbles. They are plotting revenge for Thanksgiving? Do they remember when their ancestors ruled the planet - all birds have an inner velociraptor.

Maybe they are trying to attract you to join their flock? or plotting on moving in permanently?

No I cannot summon up any surprise at you dying at the beaks of wild turkeys, sorry :)

Could be worse, could be a swan.....

Swan Landing

Given this is you, I think a more likely scenario is that wild turkeys are deciding where is the best nesting spot. Then they will move in and hope you and Kevin will adopt them.

And name them Turkey Bobs!

You need to start thinking about another (effective) dog again...peace of mind comes with having a good dog at your back!

This made me picture her trying to use Gir as a protective measure and uh...if he noticed the turkeys, maybe they'd hate his baying too?

Of course we'll be surprised. Turkeys are too ordinary. You're far more likely to be sucked into some eldrich void that opens in the middle of your pond, or be trampled by a horde of stampeding turtles. Or keel over after a KUEC episode.

The turkeys are gossiping about you. I hate to tattle, but it's all about how much attention you're paying to the insects in the garden and whether that hen is getting all the choice moths.

Gallus can be so catty.

While I was prepping my lecture on why sex exists, I learned that Turkey's can reproduce through parthenogenesis. Spontaneous turkeys! That is so not ok.

Parthenogenetic turkeys would explain a few people I've met.

Awesome! I had "turkey attack" in the betting pool.

Here's the deal: I'll pretend to be surprised at your funeral, if you can go at least three rounds, so I can beat the spread.

...if I am killed by rogue turkeys, please at least pretend to be surprised.

I will be surprised if you died in such a mundane way as being killed by rogue turkeys.

?

Log in

No account? Create an account