When Turkeys ATTACK!
 It was one of those first cool dry days of autumn.  You know the kind of weather that makes one want to take a walk and enjoy the outdoors.  That day the skies were light blue and there wasn't a cloud to be seen and there was a gentle breeze kissing my skin.  We had just moved into our new house and there was a whole new neighborhood and surrounding area to explore.  Unlike today children then wandered the neighborhoods and there weren't many restrictions, and there weren't any cell phones or GPS tracking devices.

As I explored the new neighborhood I noticed that there was a large fenced-in field off in the distances and I thought that it would be an excellent place to hunt for some arrowheads to add to my collection.  I loved to hunt for arrowheads and I still have my boyhood collection to this day.

Upon arrival to my arrowhead hunting ground I climbed the 5 foot fence and began to hunt for the arrowheads.  Before I realized it I had been surrounded by hundreds of adult turkeys that were about ready for the Thanksgiving Dinner Table.  Problem was is that these turkeys saw me as dinner and started flapping their wings and lunging at me!   Then they started pecking at me and it wasn't one or two turkeys, it was more that I could count and they were squeezing in tighter and tighter and I couldn't move and I was awfully afraid, well I was afraid of being eaten alive and I knew if I fell that I wouldn't be able to get up!  Within a few seconds I and my clothes were bloodied and tattered!  Needless to say this was the first time that I ever thought of dying!  But wait!  I can't be killed by turkeys, who's ever heard of that?  A pack of wolves or lions but not turkeys!  My mother had warned me about a lot of things like: don't talk to strangers, look both ways before I crossed the street but never had she warned me about turkeys!

At that moment in time I saw a feed silo about fifty yards away and I thought if I ran thru the flock like I was a football running back that I might get away.  So I started pushing, shoving and stiff-arming the turkeys aside.  First I began to walk and then run thru the flock of adult turkeys and all the way I was being pecked to death but I didn't stop running!  When I reached the silo I jumped up a grabbed hold of the ladder and climb up out of the turkeys pecking range.  Relieved that I had escaped with my life I now wondered how I was going to get out of this mess.

I learned a couple of things about turkeys that day.  One, they were very hunger animals and two; they didn't have a very long attention span!  Because after a few minutes they started to disperse the area.  When I saw that there was a clear path to the fence I climbed down the silo and ran as fast as I could, climbed the fence then I was out of there!

Needless to say I was one wore out little boy and I decided it would be a good time to return home.  When I arrived home all tattered and bloody my mother ask be what I had been up to and I say "none thing."  Had she taken a very good look at me she would have known I was up to more than none thing. 

Everything had ended well that day.  I didn't know it at the time but some of the kids in the neighboorhood witnessed my turkey escaped and I became somewhat of a hero in the minds of some of the little kids.  In my mind I had survived the Turkey Attack!

justwrite   justwrite wrote
on 7/6/2008 1:18:14 PM
What a great story!! I loved it. Childhood can be so dangerous, especially at Thanksgiving when you are caught with the turkeys. HaHa! Wonderfully written in a straightforward, humorous fashion. Have a few commas missing and needs a spellcheck, but that didn't dimiish the enjoyment I had when reading this story. Good Job!

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 6/12/2008 11:38:56 PM
This was funny. Hey...I think I ate one of them turkeys that attacked you. Had to "fight" to keep it down!!! Good story!

MarjeanTherese   MarjeanTherese wrote
on 6/12/2008 11:53:51 AM
Ok, sorry, hehe, had to ask...erm in your profile paragraph are THOSE turkeys? o.O

MarjeanTherese   MarjeanTherese wrote
on 6/12/2008 11:53:09 AM

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