Sunday, October 23, 2011

Is it TOO early to bag the Thanksgiving Turkey?

This is NOT what you think of when you think of Florida!

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Imagine my surprise when I saw these on the side of the hill

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on my way to Walmart.

We live in a community of LOTS of houses but there are some wooded areas around and some green areas. So these wild turkeys must have walked through the neighborhood on their way to the woods!

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I am so crazy about taking photos that I turned the flashers on my car and pulled over just a bit....and took a bunch of photos! Everyone that had to go around me slowed down to look though!

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I get so excited seeing wildlife! Don’t you?

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

46 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Its always exciting to see turkeys in the wild like that because its so unusual. At least for us.

Freckled Hen said...

Seeing wildlife is always a highlight! Three miles down the road from our house there is a moose crossing sign- I really want to see one!
I'm catching up on your last few posts and love the feathers in your hair...and that cowgirl shirt...you're always so stylish!

Donna said...

The wildlife is still around us, we just have to be on the lookout for it! How wonderful that you got to see them! Hopefully, they won't get chased by a neighborhood dog, LOL.

eileeninmd said...

I think it is cool to see wild turkeys. I hope they stay safe. Great photos and mosaic. Have a wonderful week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like dinner to me:@) Fun pics, and yep, I wouldn't expect them in Florida.

Kim K. said...

We had the exact same thing happen this weekend behind our house. We had over 20 wild turkeys running around the property. I didn't get back to the house fast enough for the camera though. I would expect it in our area, but in FL...that's just crazy!

Kaybe said...

Very cool! I've never seen so many together (it might be a speed date :D) We stop for the sandhill cranes in SWFL.

Cindy said...

I love seeing wildlife! I never remember seeing turkeys when I was young, but now we see them occasionally in the field behind our house.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Run turkeys run!!

Barbara F. said...

We have dozens of wild turkeys here on Staten Island. They cause traffic jams and neighbors are losing their minds over them. We have some wooded areas but these birds hang out in residential neighborhoods!! xo

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Believe it or not, we actually have wild turkeys running around our neighborhood at the Jersey Shore. I love seeing them...unique wild life.

A Garden of Threads said...

Great shots, they are always to far away for me to capture them here. I hope you have a great week:)

SueBee said...

How exciting here in Florida! I love seeing and hearing wildlife everyday. Great photo's!

The French Hutch said...

What a photo opp, your timing was perfect. Nope not what I think of when I think of FL, maybe the tall pines.
Great nature shots and mosaic. Love your pumpkin header too........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Custom Comforts said...

Seems like everyone is seeing wild turkeys. What a treat that must have been. Thank you for sharing.
Cindy

Snap said...

I would have pulled to the side of the road, too! It is always fun to see wildlife. Fun! Have a delightful week!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very cool! What an exciting thing to see, they look like they are enjoying the park :)

beachside cottage Linda said...

HI - I live in Florida, too, and this is a first for me!

Now, I'll have to keep my out for these little babies (although I'm in South Florida so maybe not so much of a chance??)

Thanks for sharing - have a great week!

Linda
beachside cottage

Ebie said...

I don't see wild animals being a city girl.

I would pull over and take these photos. Hehehe, my daughter does not like it.

Lavender Cottage said...

I would have done the same thing to get these shots of the turkeys. I am always pulling over to the side of the road to capture farm animals, hawks and everything else I find interesting.
Judith

Vee said...

Pretty cool! So are turkeys in all 50 states? I'm pretty sure they are! LOL!

Diane Writes said...

Hello namemate! You are really blessed to be able to see and experience that beautiful places. Amazing,I would love to be there!

laurie said...

those turkeys are very brave coming out in the open so close to the big day!! Great photos,

Lorrie said...

I've never seen a wild turkey - great shots.

Bernie said...

How wonderful! It's such a thrill to spot creatures wandering close by that you would never expect to see.

Teagarden said...

Wow! There are no wild turkeys in Germany...
Have a nice week,
Markus

Riet said...

I have never seen wild turkeys. GReat shots . We can always learn something new here

Short Poems said...

All such lovely pictures....seeing wildlife is always amazing...Great shots!

All the best
marinela

It's me said...

I never seen wild turkeys....cool !! enjoy a happy week...love from me...xxx...

Heart n Soul said...

Wild turkeys ... that is something to be thankful about. We don't celebrate thanksgiving here in Australia but I wish we did :)

GrandmaK said...

Yes, I too enjoy and get excited at seeing wildlife. Pulling over and turning on the flashers is what I probably would have done, too, to get the pics!!! Well done!! Cathy

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I do not want to think about Thanksgiving yet because apparently we are having some extra teens stay with us, and Shanley as told them we will be going to the lake! I am stressed about it already!!!

...but your turkey pics are cool :D

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I would have pulled over too. It is exciting to see wild turkeys. Wonderful mosaic. V

Joanne said...

I have seen them just a few times in my life and I am always so surprised at the fact that they look so different from their farmed cousins! I wonder if they taste different too?
Blessings, Joanne

Veronica said...

I do that all the time ...stop with lights flashing to snap away at something...causing a traffic jam as people slow down to see what you are up to! So funny... Your pics are great...did you get one for the pot?..lol

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Wow so many turkeys. Wildlife pops up everywhere now days. I was running the other night in the city of Syracuse and had to stop for 4 deer to cross the road. I was shocked to see them in the city.

Millie said...

That is an interesting mosaic...they almost look like they posed on purpose!

Dianne said...

I love seeing the turkeys and deer in the pastures and clearings... It still amazes me that they get so close to homes and roads.

michelle said...

I love it! We have so many around here but I always get so excited when I see them. :) Especially the babies. I even learned that they could fly some a few years ago, had no idea. :)
Have a wonderful week!
xoxo

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I never tire of seeing wildlife. Wild turkeys roam around the golf course where we live along with several other wild creatures. The turkeys are fun to watch. Have a great week.------- Shannon

My Little Home and Garden said...

I sure hope they go undercover when it's time for your American Thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble.
-Karen

KAT said...

YES I do get excited too ! The turkeys are very cool

- KAT -

Queenie said...

How neat...so glad you were able to catch some snapshots of them...makes for a beautiful mosaic...sometimes we see wild turkey too...I'm in the Northwest Florida Panhandle, a little ways out in the country... and not on the coast, but I'm always amazed when I see Wild Turkeys just going along like nobody's business off the side of the road :) Thanks for sharing...
Big hugs,
Queenie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was definitely a fun sight to see! Do you believe there are a few wild turkeys that live in Manhattan? They stay in the trees in Battery Park and always cause a stir when they come down to eat..lol! Happy MM!

Cindy said...

Love your photos of the wild turkeys! I've seen a couple around here, too (Northern Ohio) and yes, I also get very excited seeing wildlife!
Cindy

piccolaceleste said...

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