Turkey With Arrow In Rear Spotted Roaming Davis

DAVIS (CBS13) — They’ve seen him roaming the streets in Davis. There’s a wild turkey that’s pretty peeved — and you would be too if this happened to your posterior.

Stabbed in the stern, but not by Cupid’s arrow. This ramming to the rear looks like a true case of foul play.

Wildlife experts say they’ve been getting countless calls over the passed two weeks of the ticked off turkey

A Department of Fish and Game biologist scoped out the skittish bird and decided it’s best to let him be.

“He’s not sitting around or distressed flapping his wings or anything like that,” Janice Mackay said.

Not wanting to damage his derriere further any attempt to trap the tom has stopped cold turkey.

“There’s no blood dripping,” Mackay said. “The wound seems to be very clean at this point.”

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, turkeys may be tempting to people who for some reason can’t just go to the store.

But animal experts beg: back off the birds.

People have been known to feed birds around here and that’s when they keep lingering and become a nuisance, which may be why someone shot this guy.

Comments

One Comment

  1. rtg says:

    Really? A journalist actuallly wrote this: “Wildlife experts say they’ve been getting countless calls over the passed two weeks of the ticked off turkey” No editor or spellcheck? It’s “past”, not passed.

    An arrow sticking out of a bird is wrong, it needs to be removed.

    1. Doug says:

      The “journalist” was too busy trying to be funny to care. I know people are always complaining about the grammar police, but I think it’s great that there are still a few people out there like you that are bothered by poor spelling, grammar and punctuation.

      1. dropdead says:

        NO one’s here to grade papers except you. Who the eff cares if it’s spelled correctly, you’re not their English teacher..

  2. Brad Gronli says:

    The internet can be a wonderful tool, however, “NEWS” agency’s should not overlook the importance of proof-reading prior to posting. Here is another fine example of just that, “Wildlife experts say they’ve been getting countless calls over the passed two weeks of the ticked off turkey”.

    1. Grammar Officer says:

      Should that only apply to “agencies,” or to individuals also?

  3. Paul McIntosh says:

    Doug,

    Yes, there are a few of us still interested in grammar and spelling. It is a sign of intelligence and professionalism. If you don’t want to be bothered, they I will think of you in the same way.

  4. Local Hunter says:

    “With Thanksgiving right around the corner, turkeys may be tempting to people who for some reason can’t just go to the store.”

    Really?!?! Some of us prefer to hunt for our food. We don’t feel the need to go down to the local grocery store and pay someone else to kill our food for us. This Thanksgiving, like all of the others, I will be eating a real “free range” bird. Long before it was cool. Next time don’t submit such garbage to your editor!

  5. pumpkinpie says:

    We know where they hang out but could not find any sign of it, poor thing. We got tired of walking up and down and around, I hope someone can catch and take it to the UC Davis small critter hospital to have the arrow removed. they is reel good at removerin thins thet git into critters thet don’t beelong where thhey git at.

  6. Sadie Hutchison says:

    They found the turkey and sent it to the vet hospital at UCD. The poor guy is all fixed and free🙂

    http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/19/4066139/davis-arrow-toting-turkey-gets.html

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