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    As God is my witness,

    I thought turkeys could fly.

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    they can. they roost 80 feet up in my pine trees

    les nesman was correct. the show was wrong

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    Wild turkeys can fly. Domestic ones not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I thought turkeys could fly.
    That is one of the funniest moments ever on television.
    Wag more, bark less

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    they can! one flew right at me while biking!

    hold on, that was my sister in law

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl View Post
    they can! one flew right at me while biking!

    hold on, that was my sister in law
    hey...hang on...so your having turkey liver on Thanksgiving...that makes a little more sense now.

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    yep....

    hey seriously though, something did fly at me while biking and we do have wild turkeys around here and I could of swore it was one!

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    Just saw some wild turkey flying yesterday. They also run pretty fast.

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    ^^^^ you two are making me want to go hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    ^^^^ you two are making me want to go hunting.
    all you have to do is come over to my house and walk out the patio door
    here let me go get one for you!

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    My brother is a jive turkey

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    I was hunting yesterday...that is when I saw them. God bless WV. They are everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Wild turkeys can fly. Domestic ones not so much.
    Domestic turkeys are so big and heavy, it's somewhat of a wonder that they can even walk. I've read that they're so big and clumsy that they are unable to have sex, and turkey farmers have to resort to artificial insemination to breed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edzo View Post
    they can. they roost 80 feet up in my pine trees
    And plummet like a rock before they actually get airborne. I'd be willing to bet if they roosted 60 ft up they would hit the ground first
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    Quote Originally Posted by deraltekluge View Post
    Domestic turkeys are so big and heavy, it's somewhat of a wonder that they can even walk. I've read that they're so big and clumsy that they are unable to have sex, and turkey farmers have to resort to artificial insemination to breed them.
    But what do they use to accomplish this task? A people baster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    But what do they use to accomplish this task? A people baster?
    eye dropper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deraltekluge View Post
    Domestic turkeys are so big and heavy, it's somewhat of a wonder that they can even walk.
    Even domestic ducks tend to get too heavy to be able to fly more than a few feet, even if you aren't fattening them up to eat. Pekins (the standard white fluffy duck) often have foot and leg problems because they get so big.
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    I think it's more properly stated: "With God as my witness".

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    I have Wild turkey in a decanter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olebiker View Post
    That is one of the funniest moments ever on television.
    Making his report sound like that broadcaster when the Hindenburg went down was inspired.
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    Wag more, bark less

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    Foo is educational. I didn't know turkeys could fly. I didn't know roosters could fly until my wife and I saw where all the roosters on Key West go up in the trees at night. We wondered for years where they disappeared to at dusk until we finally looked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBent View Post
    Foo is educational. I didn't know turkeys could fly. I didn't know roosters could fly until my wife and I saw where all the roosters on Key West go up in the trees at night. We wondered for years where they disappeared to at dusk until we finally looked up.
    and caught one in the eye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBent View Post
    Foo is educational. I didn't know turkeys could fly. I didn't know roosters could fly until my wife and I saw where all the roosters on Key West go up in the trees at night. We wondered for years where they disappeared to at dusk until we finally looked up.
    Well, I'm still waiting for someone to explain how goats get on top of buildings when there's not ladder, tree or any other visible means for them to get up there.

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