This morning, Susanne and I heard some squawking noises outside our apartment in Brookline, two blocks’ west of Boston. At first I assumed it was Canadian geese, since we’ve been getting a lot of them flying through our neighborhood this week, but then I heard Susanne say, “Andy, come over hear quickly.”
I walked into our office, and there outside our window was a family of four wild turkeys, absolutely enormous birds, strutting across our neighbor’s lawn. Over the next few minutes they hopped across his fence, walked across the street (to get to the other side, of course), then hung out in the lawn of the Episcopal church until a Brookline animal control officer shooed them off, chasing them onto the church’s roof and to the other side, where they could hopefully wander in peace along the forested Riverway.
I managed to catch a few seconds of video from my office window; I had to blow it up by 75% because they were far away at that point, so please excuse the graininess of the clip.
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