Friday, March 25, 2005

Jealous of the Easter Ham?

The Ohligarch has a much needed "take your mind off serious matters for a bit" post today:

As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Stayed Outside
Near the building where I work, it is not unusual to see a flock of wild turkeys roaming around the neighborhood. Pittsburgh became a haven for the feathered monsters a few years ago after a controlled hunt in turkey-overrun rural areas of Pennsylvania drove the birds to seek refuge in heavily populated urban areas. (Source: Conversation with one of the hunters about two years ago. He took full credit, and looks forward to a turkey shoot within city limits.) Anyone who visits Allegheny Cemetery in the Lawrenceville section of the city can attest to this.

These urban turkeys have been nice, pleasant, unobtrusive creatures who never bother anybody -- until now. Trib columnist Eric Heyl tackles the matter of a turkey home invasion in an Allegheny County suburb:
Now, no one should feel safe in Carnegie. Not after the large wild turkey crashed boldly through the double-paned casement window in Suzan Barefoot's kitchen, filling the sink with broken glass and stray feathers. When she came upon the creature staring at her confrontationally in front of the stove, Barefoot realized the awful truth. She was the victim of a home invasion.
Nice title too. Anyone other than me catch the reference?


Blogger Gary Matthew Miller said...


2:49 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

"Oh my God! They're turkeys! They're hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Oh, the humanity!"

3:18 PM  

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