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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  1. chrissy

    So....Ya think congressional members will be eating LAME DUCK this year??

    November 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MrCarlsonWKRP

    "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly"

    November 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les Nesmen

      "Turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement" Classic 🙂

      November 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Yet another use of the "Oh the humanity" line.

      November 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • T

      I remember that episode from that show. They should show it every year in November. Hilarious !
      RIP Mr. Carlson.

      November 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les

      Something just came out of the back of a helicopter. It's a dark object, perhaps a skydiver plummeting to the earth from only two thousand feet in the air... There's a third... No parachutes yet... Those can't be skydivers. I can't tell just yet what they are but... Oh my God! They're turkeys!

      November 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny Fever

      Les? Les? Les, are you there? Les isn't there. Thanks for that on-the-spot report, Les. For those of you who've just tuned in, the Pinedale Shopping Mall has just been bombed with live turkeys. Film at eleven.

      November 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sillyscared

    That is truly one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time. And yes they can fly and pretty far too.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Swiss


    November 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. thierryjtaule

    too bad it didnt peck his dingy. that would have been great.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ForFarkSakes

    And we want to send woman into combat????????????????? Please not this idiotic ditz.

    November 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cobra

    Cujo would be proud

    November 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BostonSteve

    To the woman TV dou che b ag

    November 23, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |


    November 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Diane Stavrum

    Wild turkey's are smart and this one obviously is used to being fed by the neighborhood. This gal reporter let's us know she has heard of this chasing unrelenting wild turkey used to getting food so she goes out to get a film clip to make her
    debut and it worked....lots of viewers...too bad the whole clip was so lame. good try though.

    November 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. james

    There would be a lot of fresh wild turkey in the oven where I live if this was ocurring like it is in Michigan.

    November 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |

    I hate to say it but, turkeys the smart one, then the girl, then the turkey poo, then george bush.,

    November 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |

    Les nessman rules, i love that episode!

    November 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BOMBO

    Remember, leftover turkey makes great stir fry.

    November 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Marshall Tucker

    Wild turkey almost killed me over the summer, riding my Hog to work on an early morning tuesday and as Im heading down a pretty straight piece of road doing about 65, a wild turkey flew up out of the ditch and snagged between be and the windsheild. God knows how I didnt lay the bike down, but ill tell you I got some scratches that are pretty good scars on my face now. Yes I killed that bird and ate the SOB.

    November 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
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