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Subject: Turkey on the side of the road...
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 6:26 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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I just saw a huge tom turkey today, walking on the side of the freeway.  He just seemed so out of place! I can't remember the last time I saw a turkey in an urban area.  I guess it does happen, though.

What animals have you spotted lately? Where?

Date Posted: 3/1/2008 10:37 PM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2007
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Hi, Beverly -

Aren't they funny-looking birds?  And on the freeway, no less......

Because we have had a lot more snow here in UT than we normally have, a lot of deer were driven down from the nearby mountains to forage.  I live in a basement apartment, so the window sills are roughly the same height as my shouders.  Imagine my surprise when I looked out the kitchen window and looked up at a deer grazing on a vine that grows on the exterior wall of the house. He stopped, looked at me, and returned to his lunch.  I guess because I was 'short', he figured me as no threat.  He also checked out my cat beside me in a nose-to-nose. 

 Such a beautiful animal!