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. C

    SERIOUSLY?? Afraid of a curious turkey? That turkey did nothing to make her afraid. If anything it should be afraid of the crazy lady! Turkeys are attracted to shiny objects. They are the nicest creatures around. I have been pecked by a turkey before. It wasn't attacking me. It was curious. And then I ate him. 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • What a bunch of losers


      November 23, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    mornin bobcat, you ready for thanksgiving? and good morning to you also jeff, funny stuff you posted yesterday btw! 🙂

    November 23, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Happy Jack

    The President should not pardon the two turkeys this year. He should accept them and name one "The House," and the other one "The Senate" and send them to the White House Chef to immediately dispatch them to be cooked, eaten and digested and send a message that they will end up in the same place shortly (i.e. toilet, thunder mug, the bog, etc.) as will the current House and Senate elected officials after the next election.

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

    Right on, weve to many turkeys in d.c. now, give em the axe

    November 23, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Mornin chrissy
    Yeah I'm ready to put a major gobble on that gobbler. I think I'm going to go the cajun deep fried route this year.
    It tastes so good, your tongue will slap your brains out trying to get to it.
    Thanks for the compliment on my humor.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |

    congress i mean, the turkey will actually serve the people In the capacity in which it was intended

    November 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |

    You can serve congress anyway you want it still tastes bad!

    November 23, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rick

    LOL ha ha ha ha. Thanksgiving food chasing you ha h a ha ha

    November 23, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. What a bunch of losers

    I can't believe that gal was freaked out by a turkey "C" is correct the bird is just curious and showed zero aggression. I think she was told the bird was a tough customer and she bought into that fear and let it control her, how sadly deficient her childhood education was...

    November 23, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO

    We must kill and eat turkeys, for if we don't, they will surely kill and eat all of us.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. Roy

    Congress may be full of turkeys and lame ducks, but its all about the pork.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO

    Pffft. Thanksgiving. We had that already in Canada, like last month. That means we must have invented it.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. J

    Blair Witch Project?

    November 23, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Must admit ive never had deep fried turkey but it sounds yummy! We are having Italian cuz my mom will be here and shes italian. But there will only be one pasta dish, shes just gonna have to deal with it! My house, my rules..Those are her words typically!

    November 23, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat ( in a hat )

      With the fried turkey, you inject cajun seasoning all through the meat and drop it into a deep pot of oil heated to 350 to 375 degrees. Of course you do this outside. But be sure the turkey is completely thawed or it could blow up on you.
      When the turkey is done, it will float top. If you ever get the chance, you need to try it.

      November 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Charlie

    Looked like true love to

    November 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
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