Saturday, May 22, 2010

Urban Turkeys

It being far too nice a day to stay cooped up indoors, I went out for an hour walk around the neighborhood. That would be about 2-1/4 miles (yes, Jana, I hear you groaning, LOL). I like walking in this particular part of the neighborhood as it is quiet, mostly shaded and can be quite gorgeous during the different seasons.

While out today, I happened upon a couple other residents out for a stroll. You will recall I live quite close to the Arboretum, as well as another nearby prairie/marshland? A lady with whom I stopped to chat a few minutes said they are seen along this particular street fairly frequently, though this was the first I'd seen them. But then, maybe they were keeping a low profile during the fall, with Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching? And yes, they did look both ways before crossing the street. Apparently they are a lot brighter than the raccoons. *Grin*











7 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

The raccoons aren't dumb, just arrogant. They are convinced that everybody else better get out of their way, and after having run into a few in the depths of the night, I'm not included to argue.

Heather said...

Ah, arrogance. So that's what keeps running 'em over. LOL

Alice Audrey said...

Yes, well. I was on foot. It's a whole 'nother game with a car.

Jana said...

Cute that the checked both ways before crossing the street! lol

The turkeys out here travel in thick flocks. They make YOU get outta the way. lol

Heather said...

Jana: If I saw an entire flock coming my direction, I would definitely give way, LOL.

Rebecca :) said...

I've never seen a live turkey, much less one walking down the street! How funny that they looked both ways!

Heather said...

Rebecca: I'm used to seeing them in fields outside of town or strutting through the Arboretum, but this was the first I'd seen tham sauntering down a city street. Though not a high-traffic area, roosting in the neighborhood must make them used to checking for cars.