Encounter of the bird kind...

Centralia, Missouri
September 8, 2015 9:05pm CST
A post about a close encounter with a hummingbird reminded me of a bird encounter I have had. When I was very young, 3 or 4 I was running around in the backyard. We had these grape vines, you know those dusky purple ones, concord maybe, and I shot around one of them and bowled over 2 large feathered creatures. All I saw was beaks and feathers and claws. I screamed, the two things gobbled, and I screamed and ran back inside yelling about monsters.... dad went and checked and saw two fleeing adolescent male turkeys. I don't know who scared who more...
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@sofssu (14748)
9 Sep 15
LOL .. I got pecked badly by a turkey when I was little. I have had a thing against turkeys after that.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Sep 15
Mine just ran away, then again I did totally run them down out of nowhere.
@sofssu (14748)
9 Sep 15
@Jessicalynnt Lucky you
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Sep 15
Thats a cute story. I was never scared like that but I do remember grapevines haha.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Sep 15
they drew all kinds of birds and bees and small children who liked to graze, heh
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@LadyDuck (113711)
• Switzerland
9 Sep 15
I believe that both you and the turkey were scared Turkeys usually do not hurt people, geese and swans are much more aggressive.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Sep 15
Pretty much, I think the noises they made were just freaked out, and I did actually kind of become a bowling ball to them being bowling pins. I have no doubt it LOOKED hilarious too, toddler and turkeys everywhere.
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@jstory07 (56206)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Sep 15
At least you were not hurt. The more turkeys were probably scared more.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Sep 15
No birds or children were permanently damaged in the making of this memory... its funny now. Was terrifying then, lol
@kevin1877uk (35792)
8 Jan 16
Oh dear, maybe you seeing you were that young age.
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