Thanksgiving turkey hunters beware

Turkey hunting
@Asylum (48282)
Manchester, England
November 22, 2016 9:19am CST
I am unsure as to how many people still adhere to the old traditional turkey hunt to supply Thanksgiving dinner, although it is reasonable to assume that the practice still continues. However, this year it may not be as one sided as it has been in the past. It has recently come to light that many turkeys have acquired weapons and learned how to use them. Apparently this was considered a necessity by many turkeys due to the high level of danger that they face at this time of year. Faced with a threat of potential extinction they have excelled all expectations and developed their own defence system. It is unknown just how long this practice has existed, but may be the real cause of many deaths which were previously recorded as hunting accidents.
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@LadyDuck (152682)
• Switzerland
22 Nov 16
Are you the one selling weapons to the turkeys? If positive, congratulations Barry. I love your animated gif.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
That animation was a real pain to compile, but worth the effort.
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@LadyDuck (152682)
• Switzerland
22 Nov 16
@Asylum It's very nice and the woman hunting reminds me Sarah Palin. I remember her in an interview 5 years ago. She pardoned a turkey in anticipation of Thanksgiving at a farm. She then chatted with reporters as a cascade of turkeys was slaughtered just over her shoulder. I am sure she is a friend of Donald.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
@LadyDuck My turkey is just making sure that it gets pardoned.
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@rebelann (39784)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov 16
I love that animation, if only it worked that way. Thankfully the people I know that actually eat turkey (I do not) get theirs from grocery stores. I get my chicken from grocery stores as well.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
I am glad that you like the animation, which was quite laborious to create.
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@rebelann (39784)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Nov 16
I can imagine @Asylum just trying to understand the first couple steps about animation creation was enough for me to put that off for another day ...... that was 2 years ago
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
@rebelann It is not so much difficult as laborious, especially since I ended up with over 200 frames.
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• Peoria, Arizona
22 Nov 16
They will attack people with their gobblers (the weird hanging red part...I can't remember what it is called) their tail feathers turn into daggers, and they have sonar screeching gobbles that will knock any human down so they can claw them up. muhahaha Meanwhile, ducks are still cowering of the past and doing what they can to help their fellow birdthren. (Brethren)
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
They no longer need those defences now they are properly armed.
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• Peoria, Arizona
22 Nov 16
@Asylum Nothing beats the things they evolved with though. No one suspects them.
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• Peoria, Arizona
22 Nov 16
@Asylum They do have pretty big wings, they can hide it well.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
22 Nov 16
The Turkish from Turkey are safe, they are not leaving their homeland, however the ugly gobbly ones might be in danger or those that are hunting them - can you believe they still do that
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
Certainly, there are still hunters so it seems reasonable that they will still hunt turkeys.
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@snowy22315 (45736)
• United States
22 Nov 16
We do have wild turkeys around here, but they are wisely avoiding being seen during Thanksgiving
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
Not any longer because they have nothing to fear these days.
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• Preston, England
22 Nov 16
So that's what happened to Bernard Matthews lol!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
Yes and now his daughter is out hunting turkeys.
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• Preston, England
22 Nov 16
@Asylum beans on toast for me then this Xmas
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Nov 16
@arthurchappell They certainly sound a little safer.
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@Corbin5 (103433)
• United States
22 Nov 16
I help supply the turkeys with the weapons they need. Many vegetarians, like me, do that. Works out well for us.
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@Corbin5 (103433)
• United States
22 Nov 16
@Asylum Nope. The authorities haven't a clue. My knowing mafia members helps me keep the supply of weapons fashioned for use by turkeys flowing. Besides, the cops take bribes from the mafia to keep this thing hush-hush.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
@Corbin5 I was disbelieving this until you mentioned the Police taking bribes, which is very convincing.
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@Corbin5 (103433)
• United States
23 Nov 16
@Asylum Heck, when you live in a Chicago suburb all your life and graduate from the University of IL at Chicago, mafia ties are easy!!
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• United States
30 Nov 16
You are too funny! I hope you are not right! In Ohio we saw Turkey Shoots often in the Fall, but never participated. The freezer section is just fine for me when I buy one.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
30 Nov 16
I was confident that turkey hunting would still take place in some parts, although most people will use the supermarket.
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• United States
30 Nov 16
@Asylum You are definitely right. We have wild turkeys here in Florida, it always shocks me to see them walking around in my neighborhood. I don't see them often but it's bizarre!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
30 Nov 16
@Jeanniemaries I would be wild too if people were hunting me.
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@BelleStarr (37665)
• United States
23 Nov 16
I have always suspected turkey's of murderous intents!! lol
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
This is not murderous, just self defence.
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@BelleStarr (37665)
• United States
23 Nov 16
@Asylum Yes but do they eat the humans they kill, that takes it to a whole new level!!!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
@BelleStarr As the Bible says "An eye for an eye and a meal for a meal".
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@moffittjc (42262)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Nov 16
Is the United States military secretly arming these rebels?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
Either that or the British. Personally I do trust either.
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@moffittjc (42262)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Nov 16
@Asylum They must be trying to arm the turkeys to help overthrow the regime! Have they started providing air support yet?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
@moffittjc Maybe they are planning on exporting them to Syria.
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@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov 16
Wrestling through the bins at the store for the right size and brand turkey is about all the hunting I do. I hope those wild crazy birds have worked up a good defense system.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
I can just imagine you at the rear of the store rummaging through the trash bins.
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@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Nov 16
@Asylum ......That would be me. I'm a rummager.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
@celticeagle No wonder turkeys taste fowl.
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
23 Nov 16
Awe shame - maybe they can fly away to London and escape the hunt! How does turkey taste I wonder?
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
London would not be a wise choice because we traditionally eat turkey at Christmas.
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
24 Nov 16
@Asylum Oh okay - I am not sure if I have ever tasted TURKEY - I think there are some stores in SA that sell, but its not a tradition at all here
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
24 Nov 16
@SophieY That makes sense since their natural habitat is America.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Nov 16
It would be nice if they just shat on the hunters.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
Unfortunately they cannot fly high enough to do that.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Nov 16
@Asylum You don't have to up high to sh*t on someone. I've been shat on by birds 'in the hand'.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
@JudyEv In that case I would prefer two in the bush.
@SIMPLYD (78758)
• Philippines
26 Nov 16
There , it is turkey as the star of that special occasion . Here , it is usually the lechon .
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
26 Nov 16
In that case you are perfectly safe because lechon does not carry weapons.
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@SIMPLYD (78758)
• Philippines
27 Nov 16
@Asylum Yes .
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@jaboUK (53539)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 16
It's a wonder your tongue hasn't come right through your cheek! That animation is brilliant.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
24 Nov 16
Very kind of you Janet. It was a laborious task compiling it, but I always enjoy this type of thing.
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• Midland, Michigan
24 Nov 16
That's a good one, Barry. I was thinking what a good job on that animation before I realized that's exactly what you were writing about. To my knowledge, here in the US, people don't hunt for turkeys much anymore. If they did there would be less of them roaming around the city and outlying areas each year. Most of us get our turkeys from the grocery stores or maybe a farmer friend.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
24 Nov 16
Oh yes, I expected that the majority of people would now buy turkeys, but there has to be a few who still use the traditional approach. Glad that you like the animation, which did take a while to compile.
@Susan2015 (20448)
• United States
23 Nov 16
We are having a small store bought chicken for tomorrow. No turkeys for us.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
24 Nov 16
I cannot blame you because it would be safer.
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• China
23 Nov 16
Are you writing a cartoon story!I have read that Turkey hunting was a sport in north America before the European settlers arrived in there.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
Turkey hunting for Thanksgiving was a common practice in the early days, but I believe that the practice still exists in some areas.
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@LoriAMoore (4852)
• United States
23 Nov 16
That makes so much sense! Armed turkeys!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
They have finally had enough of this Thanksgiving hunt each year.
@pgntwo (21625)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
22 Nov 16
One of the unintended consequences of exceeding expectations, collateral damage :) Aim low, go for duck hunts. Love the animation!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Nov 16
I agree, turkeys are a little too adaptable to risk hunting for too long.
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