Sad but True - Suicidal Turkey in Sussex County NJ the day before Thanksgiving

Reblogger Claude Cross
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Homes By Cross, Inc.

This has to be one of the wildest turkey stories I have ever read. Absolutely amazing

Wild Turkeys in Ballyowen Bluffs - Hamburg - Sussex County NJ, Irene KennedyWhere I live in Hamburg, Sussex County NJ, we rarely go a day without seeing a wild turkey.

This morning - the day before Thanksgiving - Chip made an early morning dash to the supermarket while I answered real estate emails and was getting set to blog.  CRASH! The house shook. In fact, it sounded and felt like Chip had backed his SUV into a not-yet-fully-opened garage door. But he wasn't home.

Looking around the house, I found a sorry sight. One of the wild turkeys had flown into the side of our home and wasn't going to recover. Although they can't fly far, these fowl can fly very fast for a short time.

It was a sad thing. But, the "black humor" aspect didn't elude me.

Chip got home and thought I was nuts but I did call our non-emergency police number, which is how Animal Control is contacted in Hamburg. We were prepared to dispose of the turkey but I envisioned being busted for poaching. Yes, I identified myself and said, "I know the day before Thanksgiving this will sound like a joke, but a turkey just killed itself by flying into the side of my home." When the dispatcher stopped laughing, she logged my call so there would be no poaching charges.

I know you think I'm kidding:

Refused to be dinner tomorrow

So, I'm adding to my "thankful list" that I wasn't this turkey and that the CRASH wasn't Chip's SUV backing into the garage door (a second time)!

Copyright © 2009, Irene Kennedy, all rights reserved. This blog post represents Irene's personal musings.

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Irene Kennedy, who is a NJ real estate agent with Weichert, Realtors, lives in Sussex County & works from the Hamburg office. Her primary market includes: Augusta, Branchville, Crystal Springs, Frankford, Franklin, Hamburg, Hampton, Hardyston, Highland Lakes, Lake Mohawk, Newton, Ogdensburg, Scenic Lakes, Sparta, Stockholm, Sussex, Vernon, Wantage.


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Ed Newman
Alamo Infrared, LLC - Midvale, UT

Holy Jihad - it could have been a terrorist. Good thing you live so far away or we'd be firing up the smokin' pit.  Have a wonderful turkey day

Nov 25, 2009 09:10 AM #1
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434 - Silver Spring, MD
Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan

Wow! I think that's a picture of the deceased turkey!!  I recognize that Thanksgiving is not a happy day in turkey lives.  This one couldn't stand the thought and took matters into he own hands.

Nov 25, 2009 09:14 AM #2
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Claude - That is a funny story. I guess he was upset that all of his buddies were going to be served for dinner.

Nov 25, 2009 12:55 PM #4
Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

What an unusual story!

Nov 26, 2009 01:06 PM #5
Irene Kennedy RealtorĀ® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ


Only one sick puppy would actually reblog this!  I like that in a man...

Nov 27, 2009 01:33 AM #6
Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Irene - I rarely comment on a re-blog. But I admit. your post made me feel proud to be a sick puppy. Just too funny!

Nov 29, 2009 02:42 PM #7
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