Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wild Turkey

I've always been more of a wine drinker, but I'll take wild turkey any day...Yesterday as I was getting out of the shower I happened to look out my bathroom window and see some wild turkeys just beyond the backyard fence.

When I first looked out, Mr. Turkey had his butt facing toward me (a coincidence, I assure you) and he had it all fluffed out and feathery. I first grabbed my iPhone, which luckily was on the bathroom counter. However, unfortunately one major problem with the iPhone is that the camera doesn't zoom! Grrrr! I snapped a shot or two then dashed to the closet to get hubs' Cannon. By then the stinking turkeys, although still nibbling, had decided they wasted enough time flaunting and were on to serious breakfast eating.

I watched for a few minutes but no kodak moments presented themselves. I should have just chucked caution to the wind and ran outside in my birthday suit... But 1) I like to have sports bras on when I run and 2) I didn't want to trip over my boobs and 3) although we back up to woods we still have neighbors on either side that I'm sure would not have appreciated such a sight so early in the morning.

Alas... this is the only half-way decent shot I have. It'll have to do. Now if I could just find some Fat Bastards or Toasted Heads in my backyard...

Oh oh oh... speaking of "chucking" I also went shoe shopping yesterday! Can't wait to show you my new shoes!!!

30 comments:

otin said...

Jack daniels

otin said...

Bacardi 151

otin said...

LOL!

rxBambi said...

you are soo goofy. I screwed up. gimme a break!

otin said...

You know that I only goof on those that I love! :)

Actually, the future commenters will not have any idea what happened and I will look like the idiot, but what else is new!!! haha!

Mango Girl said...

You should have thrown caution to the wind and let the puppies bounce this one time. It would have made for a better picture.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

if his feathers were ruffled that means he was trying to impress you...which means he was hoping to mate with you. May want to consider closing the blinds next time!

Hit 40 said...

I am glad you did not do the naked dash. Everyone has a camera phone!!! You definitely would have been on youtube.

Barb said...

You did have a fat bastard in your yard yesterday (or at least on Saturday). Remember? We were there and we brought your fav brother-in-law! (just kidding, hubby!).

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

this is hilarious! We live near the city, yet we had wild turkey's in our backyard. When the turkeys wandered into the street, all the neighbors wandered out in their nightgowns and robes, holding their phones, taking pictures! City Folk!

If you have a Toasted Head in your back yard, please provide address!

Lisa Michelle said...

I almost hit that turkey on my way home last week. He was just lollygagging in the road. He didn't ruffle his feathers for me though. I'm jealous..

The Fragrant Muse said...

OMG I'm laughing at OptPessimist's comment! Seriously Bambs, next time forget the neighbors and think of us, your loyal readers who would have enjoyed a post called "Girls Gone Wild Turkey".

An Open Heart said...

okay.....I guess the secret in the post was that you got a pair of CHUCKS for Blog Camp!!!!!!!!! Ohhhhh, I am sooooo jealous. Can't wait to see THEM....I see turkeys around my house all the time.

S

Medora said...

We have deer in the yard all the time, but never turkey! That made me hungry . . .

Erin said...

Reminds me of my house. We have little red foxes that run out of the trees aiming for our cars while we are driving! We also have the complete cast of the Bambi movie (how appropriate for your blog, no? :) ) living in our yard. We have several families of rabbits, chipmunks, and more than one family of deer, as well as several orphan fawn that travel together. They've become very tame and will come right up to the house. It's..interesting. :)

Turkey would just add to the fun!

Michel said...

at first I was all, "no...I can see it..." but then I realized that was a potted plant. I gots nothing.

Yukon Jack used to be a very good friend of mine, until one day he punched me in the face after a really embarrassing night out at the bars.

That guy sucks so bad. He seems all harmless and kinda yummy - but it's all an act. Do not trust him. He better not show up in my backyard!

marinik said...

thanks for the laugh :)..."trip over my boobs" hahahaha

Ice Queen said...

I probably would have reached for a weapon over the camera for 2 reasons...

1. I hate birds and one less would be a good thing.

2. Turkey is delicious.

McGillicutty said...

There are a lot of people down here in these parts who are members of the National Wild Turkey Federation... yes you guessed it!! they wear hats with the emblem NWTF all over them!!! hahahahahahahahahahaa it cracks me up every time I see it!!!!

JW.BW said...

Thats so funny!!! My inlaws actually have a crapload of wild turkeys that hang out at their place. But like you, I wish they were fat bastards instead.

Running with no sports bra is hazardous to your health. I am willing to have the not so perfect pics and have you free from injury anyday!!!
JW

Jaime said...

we had wild turkeys running through the neighborhood. but there's no way i would have gone dashing through the yard naked to take pics of them. with my luck, i would have tripped over one of them, broken my ankle and laid there moaning in pain until someone discovered me lying there wearing nothing but turkey feathers.

Pastor Sharon said...

Running without proper "attire" has often blackened my eyes!

Gosh I hate when that happens!

Cyndy said...

Reason #4 for not running in the nude w/o bra: When running, boobs bouncing could quite possibly make the turkey (I am sure it would in my case) and then, yes, as OP suggested, mating calls and actions would ensure. As a girl who is too much city for the country and too much country for the city, I am sure I would be better off with the Wild Turkey from the bottle...

Cyndy said...

That was turkey mating call. See? Can't even get the hunting thing right, but the imagery is strong!

spudballoo said...

I have no idea what a wild turkey is, I guess a turkey ..um, that's wild? We don't have those over here. How cool!!

otin said...

Ummm! Random Thoughts? LOL! Tuesday, today, ummm, hint hint! LOL!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

The turkey probably left to get his Cannon since his cell phone couldn't zoom in on your nakedness, either. ;)

Where's your shoe post, hmmmmmmm? :)

kristine said...

lets see the new shoes then!!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

When inspiration and camera work at the same time it is a miracle! -Jayne

a corgi said...

hi; just found your blog; enjoyed reading your entries (especially about the pee test with the missing OxyContin); too cute about the wild turkeys (they really are kind of ugly don't you think? at least the ones we had in Montana were)

looking forward to reading more.....

enjoy the day

betty