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Old 10-31-2017, 01:20 PM
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Anyone here live in around Yellville Arkansas ? I read about the 72nd Annual turkey Drop there, in which live turkeys are dropped from a low flying plane so festival attendees can then chase them. Despite protests by animal rights groups that the birds were terrorized supporters said the birds are treated right and coddled. Apparently the dropped turkeys were wild turkeys which can fly, but did not, and of the 12 dropped not all survived. The FAA apparently reviewed the situation for legality but said it has not intervened because the turkeys are not deemed projectiles.

Meanwhile, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, residents were warned by local police about aggressive turkeys with a video showing 4 turkeys chasing a Bridgewater police cruiser.

I also read about a woman who took a large Tom turkey on a plane as an emotional support animal. Nearby passengers described it as more of a feathered velociraptor.
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This thread reminds me of a 1978 episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.

Check out the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:38 AM
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That was great Charles. In Yellville, they have apparently been trying for 72 years to validate the turkeys can fly rather than becoming projectiles or wet bombs theory. And the experience in Bridgewater clearly demonstrates that turkeys can mount a counterattack.

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Turkeys can fly, though I can't tell you how far or how high.

We have wild turkeys everywhere, and not the bottled kind. Every night they fly high into the trees and sleep. Like clockwork. With their wings.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:17 PM
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I do know the wild ones can fly, but apparently not well when dropped from a low flying airplane in Yellville, Arkansas....or even a helicopter in Cincinnati.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:55 AM
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Turkeys can fly, though I can't tell you how far or how high.

We have wild turkeys everywhere, and not the bottled kind. Every night they fly high into the trees and sleep. Like clockwork. With their wings.
Aside from that, a turkey well-nested on the dinner table warms my heart more.
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