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. Punjab83

    The first video is one the funniest videos I have seen! HELP! HELP!

    November 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      I know
      Did she get out alive?

      November 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ca Ed

    Why would I want to watch any of these? Each one has their own commercial and I am not up to it.

    If this is supposed to be a news story, kill the commercials.

    November 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      Ad Block Plus w/Firefox = no ads.

      November 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bubbabalooga

      someone has to pay the bills, moron.

      November 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      it is not News,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,fake attack ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,she may have turkey food in hand and set poor turkey up chasing her like Attack her,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      November 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    I believe the Presidential pardon tradition will end if either Cain or Gingrich get into the White House. Cain seems like a mean guy, and we know he's a carnivore. Gingrich, well, let's just say he looks like the type who loves to eat.

    November 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. r-hope

    Well, I guess anyone/anything would bite W. Bush....given a chance

    November 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Snow

    Oh gee we love animals.. we care for them and I don't know how people can harm the animals they take into their homes..

    Now wheres my 20lb turkey and mash potatoes .. and I want the legs and the breast where the good meat is..

    F ing hypocrites..

    November 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      So, because we eat SOME meat, we should therefore be REQUIRED to kill ALL animals? I don't get it.

      November 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sam

    Even turkeys hated Bush!

    November 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • ProgressivelyInclined

      Don't know why that happened since Bush himself was such a "turkey" 🙂

      November 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vince

    first video... she ate the turkey's family... that's why the turkey came from revenge.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pete

    I was cut by a Turkey, as I was catching it. Pretty deep cut. When a Turkey chases you, run. They can seriously cut you and transfer all kinds of diseases. This is not funny. Roosters were known to kill people with their claws, and roosters are half the size of a male adult Turkey.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • jason

      The funny thing about the first video? That's not a male turkey. You can tell because it lacks the exagerated throat/nose skin flap. It's female. Still agressive, which is unusual without young or a clutch of eggs to protect.

      November 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Skippy

    Skippy Bush didnt want to pardon the turkeys because he couldnt profit in it. It didnt help Haliburton. It didnt help oil companies. It didnt lower taxes to his rich friends, it didnt soften environmental regulations for polluters. The turkey saw his confusion and went for the attack. Unfortunately, Skippy's secret service entourage took the turkey later and gave it a waterboarding but with hot oil. He was delcious.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe

    That video is amazing. She is so afraid of that little bird hahaha. Its like a horror movie, except hilarious instead of scary.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TooClose2DC

    The news reporter/producer was just an idiot. The turkey was just curious about her and her camera. It became more curious when she reacted. It was a game! I am sure if she clapped her hands or went towards the turkey, it would have turned tail. I've never encountered a wild turkey that woudln't run from a human. Now what's upsetting is that the mailman was using government property to try and run over the turkey or dissuade the turkey. He should have just stepped out and shooed the bird away.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LOL

    Note to editors: Don't send this reporter to a war zone ...

    November 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Billy Joe Hillbilleh

    All she would have to do is lunge at it or kick it. She is being submissive even though she weighs probably 10x what the turkey weights.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ObamaJoe

    come on,,,,,,,,,,she is not attacked by that Turkey,,,,,,,,,,,Professional reporters know how to make News like Congress man,,,,,,

    November 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ObamaJoe

    God bless that poor Turkey.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
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