Turkey Anyone?

@Morleyhunt (20312)
Canada
December 17, 2015 7:20pm CST
The rural area near my home is populated by an assortment of wild animals and birds. At night, we often listen to the yapping and howling of the coyotes. They can be heard, early and late, to the north, south, east and west. We are surrounded by squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, raccoons, opossums and have seen deer tracks in the yard. A few weeks ago, returning home from a hospital run, I had a close encounter with an opossum. It did not end well for the opossum. This morning as I headed to the bank a wild turkey flew across the road a little ways in front of me. We watched fly into the woods, just as a few more took flight, one of them into my windshield. I ducked! Fortunately the van did. Or sustain any noticeable damage, but somehow I don't the turkey fared to well. The winter is just beginning. Now I wonder what other wildlife I will encounter in the coming months.
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18 Dec 15
wow! i bet that was startling!
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@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
18 Dec 15
If this is a competition, you're winning. My only road kill have been squirrels. Glad you didn't sustain any damage!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
18 Dec 15
But you don't have kangaroos there, do you?
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@Morleyhunt (20312)
• Canada
18 Dec 15
No kangaroos. That would really startle me.
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• Canada
18 Dec 15
I bet that got your heart racing this morning!
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@marlina (76641)
• Canada
18 Dec 15
I don't recall ever seeing a wild turkey in real life. Just on TV.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
We have big wild boars here and I am not sure who would sustain damage if you hit one of them.
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@norcal (3214)
• Nevada City, California
18 Dec 15
We have a lot of wildlife here too. Not too many flying at my windshield though. Deer can be unpredictable, I had one leap in front of my truck years ago. It was do badly injured we had to finish it off.
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