So I'm driving home from work this morning and I see this turkey on the side of the road near the shoulder in the right hand lane. I figured that since I was in the left hand lane I was probably good. Because... seriously, even pigeons and squirrels run away from fast moving vehicles. The turkey though decided to take a couple of steps like it was going to cross the street. Still I thought, "no it's not that stupid". Then by the time I realized that yes, it is that stupid, there was no way to avoid him. He took flight right into my windshield and then I watched him catch some good air before landing in the median. Based on damage and the decibel level the "thunk", I'd say he was dead.
Lesson learned for the day: Do not play chicken with turkeys, no one really wins.
Harry S. Truman - Aircraft Carrier
3 years ago