A Thanksgiving Day Classic:


  1. #1 Romeo Vitelli
    November 22, 2012

    If they could fly, do you think they’d stay put and let themselves be decapitated?

  2. #2 Zme
    November 23, 2012

    *WILD* turkeys can fly…sort of…more like a controlled plummet.

    On the other hand, DOMESTIC turkeys…

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    November 23, 2012

    Actually, Wild Turkeys can fly pretty well, though they don’t usually go far. I recently saw a flock of 6 or so hens rise up from the brush on one side of a highway, fly to the other side and end up in 45 foot tall trees; they went int a pretty straight line going up the whole way.

  4. #4 Marnie
    November 23, 2012

    Man alive that takes me back. Of course, I was 3 when the show first aired and 7 when it went off the air so it’s all a little hazy but I still remember parts of it really well.

  5. #5 Daniel J. Andrews
    November 24, 2012

    My brother and I laughed ourselves silly when we saw that way back then. My first reaction now is, “How did they tow a banner behind a helicopter without it getting tangled in the blades?”. Still funny though.

  6. #6 js
    November 25, 2012

    We have bush turkeys in Oz that can fly quite well.
    I haven’t ever seen them fly any great distance though.

  7. #7 Greg Laden
    November 25, 2012

    Daniel: Good point!

    js? I suppose it depends on how many offspring they have in their pouch at the moment.