Its Turkey Day!...

Discussion in 'Non-Audio' started by mfrench, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. mfrench

    mfrench Senior Member

    ... At least here in the Mayberry of SoCali, Fallbrook.

    This is what I woke up to this morning, in a full chorus line.
    This is right outside my music room window.

    Sarge has been talking turkey with these guys for several months; a year?
    She has been worried that they (she thought it was just one) were going to be dinner in another week or so.
    At any rate,... they jabber all day long back and forth with Sarge.
    I'm awake for about a minute, and stumble in to become annoying guy on the internet, again, and hear the familiar turkey talk, but, Sarge is still asleep.

    So, I holler down the hall for her to get up, and she shot up like I was calling fire or something. She got around the corner, and just squealed in delight.

    So, we wrangled them, with bits of broken 5-Grain trendy bread, and they willfully followed us down to the patio.
    We got in touch with the family, and about an hour later, she came down and, wrangled them back up the hill to their home.
    Happy ending (the clean type),... They're family pets, and not scheduled for the plate.
    Sarge squealed in delight again. Shes grown attached to hem in a long distance turkey talkin relationship. And what do they do when they make the break? They come pay her a visit.

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  2. mfrench

    mfrench Senior Member

    And me being the certified audio g33k, one normalized to the nth degree, and squared,... I grabbed my electric razor style Roland R09HR recorder, and I fired it up, and dropped my recorder down amongst them for a good five minutes while they picked at the seed pile.
    Nothing fancy; onboard mics,.. set it and forget it style recording.
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  3. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    There's an affluent, "gated community" kinda neighborhood not far from us that has large, wooded lots and a healthy population of wild turkeys. People there happily put out the very best organic birdseeds and tantalizing turkey treats to lure the beautiful gobblers in... for a while. The turkeys settled right in and found they much preferred to eat from the lush, manicured lawns and exotic annuals in the landscaping. That, coupled with their propensity to decorate people's patios with... turkey turds... changed the community approach pretty quickly.
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  4. mfrench

    mfrench Senior Member

    They crapped all over the area where Sarge piled the seed, in short order.
    And a month ago or so, I spent the better part of a week planting groundcover on 2:1 slopes around the house, readying for winter rains to help it hook.
    Well, they started pulling that up too. Thats when Sarge jumped into the Pied Piper mode, and lured them down to the concrete and gravelled area, and they were offered a buffet of tasties. They were quiet content.
  5. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Senior Member

    tonnes o' turkeys 'round here of the wild kind -- they make themselves pretty scarce, though, when hunting season rolls around...

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    (photo from 2014, in full disclosure)
  6. mfrench

    mfrench Senior Member

    So, Sarge had me take her to Big5 Sporting Goods yesterday, to buy a Turkey Telecommunicator device.
    She already has it down, and they jabber back and forth like old friends.

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