Gotta Watch: Revenge of the turkeys
A wild turkey chases a KXTV producer.
November 23rd, 2011
08:33 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Revenge of the turkeys

Thanksgiving may just be the most perilous day to be a turkey— after all, we call it Turkey Day. When the birds are under all that stress, who can blame them for wanting to take a little revenge? From chasing after mail trucks to pecking at presidents, you’ve Gotta Watch these turkeys unleash their wrath.

Wild turkey chase—A turkey might not seem like a very menacing animal — until it’s chasing you. One Sacramento TV producer went to check out reports of a turkey named “Terrible Tom” terrorizing a neighborhood. She got a lot more than she bargained for. See her hilarious reaction to this wild turkey.

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Crying fowl— Dogs may be the mail carrier’s classic enemy, but turkeys are the pest in Grand Haven, Michigan. One mail carrier in that city is forced to carry a club to fend off the wild birds that attack him while he’s delivering the mail.

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Talking turkey—It’s been an annual tradition for the president to “pardon” a turkey and allow it to live. On the first year that George W. Bush held a pardoning ceremony, he got a surprise from “Liberty” the turkey. Liberty didn’t appreciate the president petting him on the head. Watch Bush’s reaction.

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soundoff (112 Responses)
  1. Grothnar, Troll King

    First!!! I hereby claim this spot for trolls and troglodytes worldwide!!!!!!!

    November 23, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    Seriously? A 30 second commercial before each and every video? Three short clips of turkeys is not worth 90 seconds of ads... Ridiculous...

    November 23, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • angel

      AGREED-ridiculous! drives me crazy and they are almost all the same one each time! ARGGGGGG

      November 23, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Wolf

      Mozilla Firefox + AdBlock Plus = no more whining about ads

      November 23, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • kurtinco

      I pressed play on all three at the same time. CNN is really getting on my nerves with the 30 ad crap for every video snippet. Total bull.

      November 23, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • ml


      November 23, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • JohnMcLaugh

      Here's your money back.

      November 23, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Allen

    What an embarrassment to the news industry this woman is.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Don Montalvo

      Let's look at it this way. This is perfect training for this news reporter.

      She's ready for the next level. Her next assignment should be Afganistan.

      Don Montalvo, TX

      November 23, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dee G.

    OMG! Calm down woman, it's not like you're being chased by a tiger! Of course, if you run, he's going to chase you. How about just standing your ground or better yet, you chase him! But screaming help? Seriously?!

    November 23, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • RachelM

      I wasn't sure which one was the turkey in that video.

      November 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rob

    @Joey, maybe they heard you. I watched all three and didn't see an ad the entire time. Thanks.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. MysticHawk

    What a whimpy woman!

    November 23, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. Twostones

    The turkey wasn't displaying any attack behavior. He is simply begging for food. He has been fed by others and now sees all people as berrors of food. Some people over-react to everything. Just fatten him up then take him home on Christmas for dinner.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Grothnar, Troll King

      Berrors? Seriously, berrors? BERRORS?!? LMFAO!! I'm a troll and even I know it's bearers. What the h*ll is this world coming to...

      November 23, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Ca Ed

      BEARS? Where?

      November 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Liqmaticus

    Just youtube the videos. Ad free.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. Texan

    Turkey: "Damn paparazzi... I ... said ... no ... pictures!"

    November 23, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    I am somewhat surprised CNN doesn't have a video of the "turkey" in the oval office.i

    November 23, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. Natattack

    That was all kinds of hilarious.

    November 23, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. CPW

    Rise up my Brothers! Tom Turkey is here to destroy the Media Giants.

    November 23, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. jay

    to funny, catch the turkey & cook it up for dinner

    November 23, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. boo thang

    lmao cant wait til thanksgivin now!

    November 23, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat ( in a hat )

    This is just the annual turkey chases reporter deal that we see every year. It's kinda lost it's edge on being funny anymore.

    November 23, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
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