Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Wild Turkey / Photo by Gary M. Stolz (USFWS)

I hope that you all are enjoying your Thanksgiving, whether you are eating a turkey dinner or something else.

If you are curious to learn more about this interesting bird, here is a post that I wrote on turkeys last November.

And here's a funny picture from New Jersey involving wild turkeys and a train. (via GrrlScientist)

From the article:

"For a moment, it looked like the turkeys were waiting for the next outbound train," said Dan Stessel, a spokesman for NJ Transit. "Clearly, they're trying to catch a train and escape their fate."

Transit workers followed the bird's movements on surveillance cameras. "I have no idea how they got there," Stessel said....

"From time to time, I've heard calls that there are turkeys on the loose," said Erik Endress, president of the Ramsey Rescue Squad, a volunteer group. "Maybe they're trying to make a break."