At least my Nissan Xterra is of some use to somebody.

@TheHorse (139325)
Walnut Creek, California
October 6, 2021 5:54pm CST
So there it sits. In my driveway. I can drive it around the apartment complex. But it will sputter out if I take it on the road. But it has found a new use. As a roosting place for our local wild turkeys. Maybe if they sh*t all over it it will suddenly realize that it is supposed to be involved in more noble pursuits. The biggest turkey around is me. For thinking I could get this thing up and running and not have to depend on my Chevy Silverado, which was supposed to become my "ranch vehicle." The Lord works in mysterious ways.
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@RubyHawk (39967)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Oct
Wow, you have wild turkeys come in your yard. Thanksgiving is coming.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
They do look tasty. I have some mashed potatoes here.
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@RubyHawk (39967)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Oct
@TheHorse Love those potatoes but I can’t eat them. Too much potassium.
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@vandana7 (87158)
• India
8 Oct
@RubyHawk Ah...I felt that way too. I like potatoes. But potassium scares me.
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@sallypup (48998)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Oct
You have wild turkeys? They look rather dashing up there on your vehicle.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
I'm sure they see themselves as such. One trying to eat my antenna. Intelligent critters.
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@vandana7 (87158)
• India
8 Oct
Wild turkeys means he cannot get compensation for poop on his vehicle? Poor Pony. Always bad bargainer.
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@sallypup (48998)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Oct
@TheHorse We raised turkeys one year. They are quite charming birds.
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@RasmaSandra (47274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Oct
The turkeys seem to really like your truck, Too bad they cannot pay you for rented space,
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
Actually, I think they have finances figured out perfectly. No wonder they were supposed to be our National Bird. Even before Trump appeared.
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@RasmaSandra (47274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Oct
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@GardenGerty (139212)
• United States
7 Oct
Maybe you need to find some expert help? Trade some of your many skills for assistance.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
I no longer believe I have any useful skills.
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@lovebuglena (33207)
• Staten Island, New York
7 Oct
Why do they love your car so much?
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
Maybe they can sense that I am a fellow turkey.
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@lovebuglena (33207)
• Staten Island, New York
7 Oct
@TheHorse I see the trees in the pic. They must provide shade for them. Maybe that's why they are there.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Oct
@lovebuglena Maybe my truck is the "TV room," while the trees are the "bedroom."
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@myklj999 (62683)
• Olney, Illinois
7 Oct
Some type of problem in the fuel delivery system or in the ignition timing would be my guess. Rather odd though considering...
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@DaddyEvil (58443)
• United States
9 Oct
It sounds like the catalytic converter is plugged to me.
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@myklj999 (62683)
• Olney, Illinois
9 Oct
@DaddyEvil Yeah, could be...I've only had one do that over the years and that was way back in the early 80's.
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@DaddyEvil (58443)
• United States
9 Oct
@myklj999 I've had two do it. My Daytona (back in '86) and the car I'm driving now.
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@DaddyEvil (58443)
• United States
7 Oct
Uhm... tell Kitty you'd like her to bring you one of those for dinner.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
She looks at them and then asks for wet food. She knows her place.
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@DaddyEvil (58443)
• United States
7 Oct
@TheHorse Maybe she doesn't think you're worth getting into a tussle with something that big.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
@DaddyEvil She seems to prefer smaller victims.
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@kaylachan (26496)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Oct
I guess it does. Well, if you can't fix it....
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
6 Oct
We shall see. The other turkeys seem to be enjoying it.
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@kaylachan (26496)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Oct
@TheHorse Well, if you can and want to, let them have it.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
@kaylachan It's theirs.
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@xander6464 (27420)
• Wapello, Iowa
7 Oct
This is so sad. That truck looks like it's in great shape.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
It really is. I have taken good care of it.
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@xander6464 (27420)
• Wapello, Iowa
7 Oct
@TheHorse It shows. I hope you get a lot for it.
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@BarBaraPrz (33381)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Oct
Thanksgiving dinner on the hoof...
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
I'd have to shuffle my ex-girlfriends around in my freezer.
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@LindaOHio (76382)
• United States
7 Oct
What a cool shot! Don't let them s**t on your car too much. That stuff is corrosive.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
Yeah, my friend actually wound up with shiny spots on his new Ford Somethingoranother from bird sh*t.
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@JudyEv (255357)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Oct
I thought Kitty might be taking it over.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
I think she knows I'm taking off for a couple of days. She slept on her red outside blanket this morning, which she rarely does.
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@wolfgirl569 (49050)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Oct
They look happy on it. Maybe open the windows so they can get inside if it rains
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Oct
Why did I not think of that?
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@Dena91 (15639)
• United States
14 Oct
Those are some big turkeys. Glad you have your Silverado to fall back on.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct
Turkeys make me smile. We have them all over California.
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@sjvg1976 (30192)
• Delhi, India
9 Oct
It seems they want to have a ride with you.
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@TheHorse (139325)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Oct
I offered to drive them around the apartment complex, but they refused. I feel unappreciated.
@LadyDuck (359723)
• Switzerland
7 Oct
They seem to love your car, may be they are trying to find a way to get inside. Tomorrow you fly to Montana, I will send good vibes, do not worry and take care.
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@DocAndersen (50530)
• United States
7 Oct
interesting that the horse's mechanical horse system sputters out. sad, in the send of impact, but well written and interesting for contemplation.
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