Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23
  1. #1
    Registered User Panzer1's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-06-2005
    Location
    Bucks County, PA
    Age
    65
    Posts
    3,615
    Images
    11

    Default Rampaging turkey mauls woman

    Interesting article about a turkey that mauled a women not far from where I live. One more thing to look out for when your on the trail.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25001960

    Panzer

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-24-2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Age
    64
    Posts
    3,053
    Images
    17

    Default


    May he rest in peace. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.
    If you find yourself in a fair fight; your tactics suck.

  3. #3

    Default

    Wow! My husband was running along Creek Road in the Pennypack Trust just yesterday when he was chased by a female turkey. That's still in the general NE Philly/suburbs area. The turkey that chased him had some chicks just off the trail, so I'd say she was exhibiting a reasonable response. Hubby, not an outdoor guy, was very upset about the "attack", as he called it. I just laughed at him. I can't wait to show him this article.

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdog View Post

    May he rest in peace. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.
    By the way, what the heck is on that platter circling the deceased turkey? It looks like meatballs.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    01-26-2007
    Location
    maine
    Age
    60
    Posts
    4,964
    Images
    35

    Default

    Brussel sprouts?

  6. #6

    Default

    meatballs and crawdads?

  7. #7

    Default

    I wasn't chased by a turkey, but a little over a week ago (a little north of Daleville) I had a turkey freak-out as I was walking south. Never seen one do that; must have been chicks nearby. He kept circling me and cackling. Could not get a good pic, because he wouldn’t stay still and the foliage was very thick.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    06-10-2005
    Location
    Bedford, MA
    Posts
    12,678

    Default

    A wild turkey encounter was the most frightening moment I had on my hike in Virginia in 1990. I mean, it was over in about a second but I had no idea what was going on -- except that it was loud. Roused a large wild turkey in the underbrush just off the trail. Skeered the bejezis outta me. They're big a$$ed birds, and ugly.

  9. #9
    ...your worst nightmare!
    Join Date
    03-11-2006
    Location
    King of Prussia, PA
    Posts
    3,734
    Journal Entries
    1
    Images
    1040

    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by _terrapin_ View Post
    A wild turkey encounter was the most frightening moment I had on my hike in Virginia in 1990. I mean, it was over in about a second but I had no idea what was going on -- except that it was loud. Roused a large wild turkey in the underbrush just off the trail. Skeered the bejezis outta me. They're big a$$ed birds, and ugly.
    Sounds like your basic aggression response: one turkey defending its territory from another.

    One more excellent reason to use trekking poles...

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-24-2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Age
    64
    Posts
    3,053
    Images
    17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lellers View Post
    By the way, what the heck is on that platter circling the deceased turkey? It looks like meatballs.
    hush puppies?? I like the thought of crawdads and meatballs, better than cauliflower. Real men need meat!!!
    If you find yourself in a fair fight; your tactics suck.

  11. #11
    Registered User Ramble~On's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-10-2004
    Location
    Western NC
    Posts
    1,684
    Images
    860

    Default

    Sometimes when I drink Wild Turkey I get a litle crazy too.
    "Going to the woods is going home" - John Muir

    "Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truely get into the heart of the wilderness" - John Muir

  12. #12
    Registered User Captain's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-24-2008
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Age
    36
    Posts
    653

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdog View Post

    May he rest in peace. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.

    hahahahahhahahahahahhahahaha thats good i thoroughly enjoyed that
    " YOU'RE MAD!" "... Thank goodness for that, Because if I wasn't this would probably never work." AT thru hiker advice from CAPN jack sparrow

  13. #13
    Registered User Pokey2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-14-2006
    Location
    Gatlinburg, TN
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,294
    Images
    41

    Default

    Yet another reason to carry pepperspray.

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-24-2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Age
    64
    Posts
    3,053
    Images
    17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokey2006 View Post
    Yet another reason to carry pepperspray.
    I was thinking another reason to carry salt and pepper.
    If you find yourself in a fair fight; your tactics suck.

  15. #15
    Registered User Pokey2006's Avatar
    Join Date
    07-14-2006
    Location
    Gatlinburg, TN
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,294
    Images
    41

    Default

    With pepperspray, you kill two birds with one stone...season it while you put it out of its misery.

  16. #16

    Default

    I agree, I have been startled/frightened by turkeys more than once. I am still waiting to be attacked by a grouse. I came across a hiker who was pretty shook up about being attacked by one and I thought he was a little crazy at first.

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-24-2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Age
    64
    Posts
    3,053
    Images
    17

    Default


    Maybe we could fasten this turkey injector on a hiking pole; go for the deep flavor marinade and the kill.
    If you find yourself in a fair fight; your tactics suck.

  18. #18
    Registered User Panzer1's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-06-2005
    Location
    Bucks County, PA
    Age
    65
    Posts
    3,615
    Images
    11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Appalachian Tater View Post
    I agree, I have been startled/frightened by turkeys more than once. I am still waiting to be attacked by a grouse. I came across a hiker who was pretty shook up about being attacked by one and I thought he was a little crazy at first.
    Its a little known fact that more hikers are killed by wild turkeys than by bear.


    Panzer

  19. #19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritWind View Post
    Sometimes when I drink Wild Turkey I get a litle crazy too.
    Spirit Wind,
    You got the most incredible turkey pic I've ever seen here, I really wish I could get a pic like that, they just won't hold still for me. http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/...imageuser=2785

  20. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    06-10-2005
    Location
    Bedford, MA
    Posts
    12,678

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Appalachian Tater View Post
    I agree, I have been startled/frightened by turkeys more than once. I am still waiting to be attacked by a grouse. I came across a hiker who was pretty shook up about being attacked by one and I thought he was a little crazy at first.
    Killer rabbits...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •