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Old 03-03-21, 04:02 PM
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Old 03-03-21, 08:58 PM
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What came first? The turkey or the egg?
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...there's a roving gang of wild turkeys that have been terrorizing my neighborhood most of the winter. They move in when everything dries up in the fall, over by the river. Then they hang out like a bunch of hoodlums, blocking the road in and out of River Park. While hanging out lately, now that it's spring, the gobblers are all struttin' their stuff for the hens...flashing their tails and generally acting like leather jacketed thugs at a '50's Drive In. Jerks.
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Old 03-04-21, 02:42 AM
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Turkeys got no class.

Iíll be at an RV park across from Roaring Camp this weekend but doubt much MTB opportunity given the kids.
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I wonder how that turkey would taste cooked up...
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Old 03-04-21, 08:38 AM
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I wonder how that turkey would taste cooked up...
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where wgscott lives the turkeys taste like logging... Around here they taste like dredge mining and ammonium perchlorate.
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Big flock (herd?) of turkeys on my property. My lab, Polly, doesn't give them the time of day. She'd rather chase a squirrel.
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these are pretty common scenes in my back yard.

dang ruffians i say.




blatant disregard for anyone else. yeah, i'm looking at you, what you gunna doo



unbearable behavior.....


sneaking up on an old man while he's cutting the grass. the nerve!
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Old 03-04-21, 08:26 PM
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There's a long active creek nearby my suburban neighborhood that provides a natural freeway for critters, so it's common to see a large rafter of turkeys on one particular dead end/cul de sac street that they've chosen as a safe route between a long and wide utility easement that's roughly mowed and a good feeding zone, back to their usual home base along the creek.

I've caught those turkeys on video a few times during rides and there's around 100 of them during peak seasons. They don't hang around that neighborhood, tho, they're just passing through.

As development encroaches on some previously dormant ranch land that's been sold, I'm seeing more deer, feral hogs and other critters along my favorite cycling and running loop. So far I haven't seen the larger animals in the suburban streets. Mostly possums and raccoons.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Turkeys got no class.

Iíll be at an RV park across from Roaring Camp this weekend but doubt much MTB opportunity given the kids.
Normally I would invite you over (I am just up the hill). Assuming you mean Felton?
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
these are pretty common scenes in my back yard.

dang ruffians i say.




blatant disregard for anyone else. yeah, i'm looking at you, what you gunna doo



unbearable behavior.....


sneaking up on an old man while he's cutting the grass. the nerve!
Get your W privileged Azz behind that lawnmower and start pushing! Anyways great pics.
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Old 03-05-21, 12:27 AM
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sneaking up on an old man while he's cutting the grass. the nerve!
that's a lotta lawn for a push mower!
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...there's a roving gang of wild turkeys that have been terrorizing my neighborhood most of the winter. They move in when everything dries up in the fall, over by the river. Then they hang out like a bunch of hoodlums, blocking the road in and out of River Park. While hanging out lately, now that it's spring, the gobblers are all struttin' their stuff for the hens...flashing their tails and generally acting like leather jacketed thugs at a '50's Drive In. Jerks.
they poopin' all over yer van....down by the river?
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that's a lotta lawn for a push mower!
Yeah, I have a lawn tractor for less.

My lawn also sucks (see above). Drought/fire/etc not helping.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Yeah, I have a lawn tractor for less.

My lawn also sucks (see above). Drought/fire/etc not helping.
i've seen worse lawns. me....it's the side of the mountain with dirt, rocks and weeds with a little grass thrown in. not complaining, though. takes me all of an hour or less with a trimmer to keep it all down. a mower would not survive here. the dogs and donkey keep some of it beaten down. and they keep the bears away
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Get your W privileged Azz behind that lawnmower and start pushing! Anyways great pics.
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that's a lotta lawn for a push mower!
i was 'pushing' the mower when i saw that bear coming across the yard. quickly walked inside and up to the deck to watch it from above. was the biggest bear i've seen around here.
yes, i mow about 1 hilly acre with that fwd mower. we killed 3 different riding tractors/mowers on this property before i finally gave up and realized that it's gonna be a walk-behind mower or a constant stream of dead riding tractors. i've got lots of weird hills and grades, and it just tore them up. i did do a strava segment of me cutting the entire yard. showed it was 5 miles total walking. it's good excersize, especially if i have to run from wildlife!
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Thanksgiving dinner in Port A, TX several years back there was a rafter of turkeys in the tree right outside the dining room window. I think they were on to us.
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Originally Posted by thook View Post
that's a lotta lawn for a push mower!
I have almost 3/4 acre, and I use a reel mower.
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i was 'pushing' the mower when i saw that bear coming across the yard. quickly walked inside and up to the deck to watch it from above. was the biggest bear i've seen around here.
yes, i mow about 1 hilly acre with that fwd mower. we killed 3 different riding tractors/mowers on this property before i finally gave up and realized that it's gonna be a walk-behind mower or a constant stream of dead riding tractors. i've got lots of weird hills and grades, and it just tore them up. i did do a strava segment of me cutting the entire yard. showed it was 5 miles total walking. it's good excersize, especially if i have to run from wildlife!
I'd be tempted to keep some bear spray strapped on to your push mower.
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
I have almost 3/4 acre, and I use a reel mower.
I like push bikes and push (reel) mowers too, . Not sure how big my yard is but it isn't small since it's a double lot. No bears though.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Normally I would invite you over (I am just up the hill). Assuming you mean Felton?
a mile down the road. Thatís what I was thinking when I wrote, that we could maybe ride, but the weekend isn't turning out like that. Maybe some other time with more planning. Iím thinking this weekend if Iím lucky I might get away long enough to do bear mtn but I donít know when and thatís about it.

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The kid has XC mountain bike practice for the first time in almost a year tomorrow at 8:00 am. ...
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