and Lisa Thompson, who live a few miles down the road from us, asked us
if we'd like to have a couple of pet birds... Well, you can never
have enough birds, right? We drove down there and picked them up
last Thursday night, March 30, 2000. Justine tried, anyway. These
guys have got to weight 40 pounds each! We hefted them into the back
of Justine's Blazer and turned them loose in our pasture. Talk about
big pets!! These guys want attention like puppies! As these
photos show, They get under your feet and almost knock you down.
How do you ignore a 40 pound turkey that wants attention?
NO, we are NOT raising turkeys, so don't ask. These are only pets. BIG pets. Justine just named them: Beavis and Butthead!!
When these guys hang out in the front yard,
people are afraid to come through the gate.
Guess we'll need a sign: "Caution: Beware
of Attack Turkeys!"
They just got here and already they're strutting
around like they own the place...
Justine's cat, Baby, isn't sure what to make of
the new guys in the pasture, but he's keeping
his distance. Our old 14'x50' barn is in the
background in these photos.
Justine almost loses her footing as one
of them attacks from behind!
This is Beavis.
One UGLY dude! but totally harmless.