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   If you own a pet turkey in Florida, you might consider bringing it inside on Thanksgiving week. Just sayin'

23 Nov 2012 12:14 PM   |   2205 clicks   |   WTSP
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Zarquon's Flat Tire     
The local news had a story on a turkey sighting (slow news day + metropolitan area) and the anchor said that anyone who would kill that turkey was a horrible person. Really?

Killing a wild bird makes you a horrible person? Thing looked tasty to me.

23 Nov 2012 12:18 PM
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Diablo Snowblind     
The two resident dumbasses were 18 or 19. I would prefer to not see them slapped with felonies, regardless of how richly they deserve it.

23 Nov 2012 12:20 PM
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danielscissorhands     
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!

23 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
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Antimatter     

Zarquon's Flat Tire: The local news had a story on a turkey sighting (slow news day + metropolitan area) and the anchor said that anyone who would kill that turkey was a horrible person. Really?

Killing a wild bird makes you a horrible person? Thing looked tasty to me.


In your in an Urban area, perhaps, just because shooting it could be pretty dangerous. also would be a nono if it was out of season, or if it wasn't your property.

23 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
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Canton     
Poor bird. Turkeys can be very friendly, although I suspect you're more likely to have a friendly hen than a friendly tom. (Then again, we once had a tom who was incredibly friendly with my mother. He really liked her. If you know what I mean. ... We do not have that bird anymore.)

Also, those guys are idiots. A thirty-pound adult bird, with who knows how many years on him, would have been hella stringy.

/Butterball's the way to go you guys.
//Not the neighbors' pet.

23 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
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guerochuleta     

Diablo Snowblind: The two resident dumbasses were 18 or 19. I would prefer to not see them slapped with felonies, regardless of how richly they deserve it.


Are you saying that at 18 and 19 they're not old enough to know right from wrong? Most states in the south theft of livestock is punishable by death, I think that's a little much, but probably not young adults that have a very promising future anyway.

23 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
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mark12A     
Kill my pet I kill you.

23 Nov 2012 12:34 PM
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uncleacid     
A crime most fowl.

23 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
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Mouser     

Zarquon's Flat Tire: The local news had a story on a turkey sighting (slow news day + metropolitan area) and the anchor said that anyone who would kill that turkey was a horrible person. Really?

Killing a wild bird makes you a horrible person? Thing looked tasty to me.


If it was a wild turkey, the two asshats probably wouldn't have been able to kill it.

Turkeys are an interesting example of how human intervention affects other species. Supposedly, the original North American turkeys weren't very bright, and the Native Americans didn't consider it very "sporting" to hunt them. Enter the white man and his guns, and two things happened: (1) some of the turkeys were captured for domestication, and (2) the wild ones were decimated.

Only the smartest and wiliest of the wild turkey population survived that massacre, and ended up passing their genes along to their descendents. This is why today wild turkeys are considered a challenge to hunt, while the domestic ones are dumb as rocks.

23 Nov 2012 01:24 PM
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Zarquon's Flat Tire     

Antimatter: Zarquon's Flat Tire: The local news had a story on a turkey sighting (slow news day + metropolitan area) and the anchor said that anyone who would kill that turkey was a horrible person. Really?

Killing a wild bird makes you a horrible person? Thing looked tasty to me.

In your in an Urban area, perhaps, just because shooting it could be pretty dangerous. also would be a nono if it was out of season, or if it wasn't your property.


I'm sorry, I made it sound like the thing was strolling through midtown. It was in the suburbs not far from legit farms and hunting land.

I don't think you should gun it down in the dtreet in front of the neighborhood kids who had never seen a live turkey before; but the 'horrible person' bit just seemed hyperbolic to me.

Oh and Mouser different turkey. As far as I know this one is still living its turkey life, having found a way off of legal hunting grounds.

23 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
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Dimensio    [TotalFark]  

Diablo Snowblind: The two resident dumbasses were 18 or 19. I would prefer to not see them slapped with felonies, regardless of how richly they deserve it.


Unfortunately, summary execution without trial is not feasible.

23 Nov 2012 04:10 PM
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ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
Also from Florida around this time in 2010: If your pet is also a game animal, you might want to keep it on a leash during hunting season.  Slow learners?

23 Nov 2012 04:21 PM
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