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Turkey Terrorizes a Woman in a Small Michigan Town! VIDEO!


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, turkeys )

Cher
- 2656 days ago - youtube.com
Edna Geisler 69, of Commerce Township, Michigan gave the name Godzilla to this wild turkey that has been terrorizing her at her home for a month.



   

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Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:40 am
there has got to be a reason the turkey would act like this! noted, thank you Cher
 

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 9:50 am
lol..maybe it's scared, if you look at the youtube comments, you can see why
 

Patrizia S (315)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 10:24 am
He myth be in love. LOL.. Why can they find a sanctuary for him?
 

jennifer t (41)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 1:20 pm
The turkey has obviously been treated very badly by humans
 

Laverne Wallace (59)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 2:15 pm
He is looking for love in all the wrong places.
 

pam w (139)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 2:17 pm
Turn the hose on it!
 

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 3:45 pm
My 6' friend was stalked all the way to the store by a wild turkey. The turkey kept on looking in the window. Apparently mugging on the mind. Maybe if the woman didn't wear a brown female turkey colored parka it may not stalk her. She does kind of look like a hen. An air horn might scare it away.
 

Bonnie B (103)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 4:27 pm
Well, male wild turkeys are are territorial and aggressive, especially in mating season...but maybe he's pissed off because the woman has obviously cut down half his forest habitat for fire wood! There was a great PBS show on about a man who parented several wild turkeys from egg (mom killed on the road) to maturity. He did the whole bonding thing, even making turkey noises while they were in the egg and really learned their language... so cool! However, once they were grown (I believe he said they stay with mom for about 2 years,) the males would attack him if he imposed on their territory. It was fascinating to see and listen about the very different personalities of these very intelligent birds. I'll hope this bird gets moved to a new habitat where he can thrive.
 

Fay F (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 4:33 pm
She should contact some sanctuaries in the area to see if they can take him in. I feel for her. No one should be bullied by a turkey. He is beautiful though.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 5:01 pm
Farm turkeys are so stupid they fall and splat if kicked out of an airplane and they'll stare up into a rainstorm like a chicken or sheep and drown. Wild turkeys are one of the more challenging birds to hunt or (if not in season) to camera track; much more brain than a farm turkey. This one seems to have fixated on that woman; she should use a cricket bat or Louisville Slugger instead of just a broom and it'll soon get the message without necessarily dying for it.
 

Barbara V (51)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 5:35 pm
That's a handsome bird, but I'll bet they made him mean. Maybe a sanctuary would be the best place for him. Or maybe a lady turk.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:20 pm
Nyack, that was just too funny!! Tried to send you another green star!
 

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 9:33 pm
Hope she can find somewhere else for him. What's Muslims have to do with it?
 

reft h (66)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 10:11 pm
he's just being territorial
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 1:54 am
Nice video thanks
 

Debbie G (306)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 4:20 am
Dang. Beautiful animal, but has animal control been called to move it to a different place? Thanks.
 

Donna B (36)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 7:17 am
Very beautiful animal. I hope they can find a place for him to live out his days.. Maybe with a girlfriend??
 

Ruth C (87)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 7:59 am
Maybe a human did something to him or one of his family members, and that is why he is acting this way!

Poor thing, God help him.
 

DORIS L (61)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 1:49 pm
No fun being stalked by a wild turkey I see.
 

Eternal Gardener (734)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 3:33 pm
Hope he doesn't get hurt...
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 5:52 pm
Looks like pretty typical male behaviour, but he is likely stressed as he is not in a natural environment with other turkeys to guard and mix with. Poor fellow!
 

Arild Warud (174)
Friday March 9, 2012, 2:28 am
TY Cher.
 

Rose K. (0)
Friday March 9, 2012, 9:37 am
noted
 

Cindy Black (61)
Monday March 12, 2012, 4:57 pm
Bonnie B, I saw that PBS Special too (maybe a "Nature" installment?) -- it was called "My Life as a Turkey," and it was just stunning, mesmerizing. LOVED IT! Yes, probably this is a male in mating season, and he's claimed her property as his "territory."

BUT GOOD GRIEF! I'd grab that guy by the neck 2 or 3 times, and give him a good kick (not to hurt him, of course)....I'd also have a big fat water bottle and douse him good, right in the face. That would quell his behavior mighty fast.

BOTTOM LINE: IS THIS WOMAN COMPLETELY HELPLESS? AGAINST A TURKEY FER CHRISSAKES?! SHE COULDN'T BE THAT WEAK, AS SHE HAS CUT DOWN A LUMBER YARD'S WORTH OF PRECIOUS TREES! SHE CAN MURDER 1,000 TREES, BUT SHE CAN'T DEFEND HERSELF AGAINST ONE TURKEY?

Wow.
 
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