Saturday, 22 December 2012

Turkeys are on the trot!

Have you read the story about the turkeys in Barrhaven, an Ottawa suburb? Harassing seniors on their walks. Barrhaven has grown so large and encroached on wild territory. It is not surprising. Besides, with crab apples to munch, there is lots of food.

While we reintroduced turkeys in Ontario, some are objecting to their presence! Our cats thoughtfully chase them away. I'm not sure why these Barrhaven turkeys are so aggressive, but they have been elsewhere in this province. One gets an idea in its head, and it goes for blood. I think, like the aggressive bears we have had, they should be taken out. It's not normal behaviour. While they are large, ours run and fly away when the cats go after them. There is something wrong with this pack.

Wild turkeys an unwelcome guest for Barrhaven seniors 

A group of wild turkeys is disrupting traffic and harassing seniors in Barrhaven, and while residents want the wandering birds gone, city and provincial authorities say there is little they can do to intervene.

For goodness sake...someone step up!

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These are males, with the beards. Filmed October, 2011. They were prancing around my back door!

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I think it is neat to see the wild turkeys. Too bad that they are aggressive!

Phil said...

So the End Of The World did come after all in Ontario? Those strutting Turkeys look like mean guys.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice captures of these cool birds!

TexWisGirl said...

really neat to see, although i'd not want to be harassed by them. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Did you see the wild turkey walking the streets of Scarborough in yesterday's news?

Misty DawnS said...

Awesome photos!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice clicks

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Cloudia said...

your fine photos made me hear this song!





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Red said...

Turkeys are like most other critters. If you show them who's boss they leave you alone. If you give them one small sense that you are afraid and they take over.

Christine said...

These turkeys sound scary...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Jenn!

It snowed a tiny bit here today. And apparently this is not all over the city.

Judy said...

You have some great shots of the turkeys!!

Kay said...

Oh gracious! I can't believe the turkeys are turning the tables on us. Sheesh! happy New Year, Jenn!