Kicker – Turkey trouble

NICK EICHER, HOST: If you live in California and hear glass shattering and crashing sounds, your first thought is probably, uh, oh, earthquake!

And so when the office manager of a dental practice heard those sounds, that’s exactly what she thought. 

But then Donna McDonald went to investigate. And she found herself—wait for it—face to face with a very agitated wild turkey.


Yeah, he’d crashed right through the office window, shattering glass all over the place and then scratching up the walls in his frenzy.

She wasn’t going to mess with Tom Turkey here, so she called in wildlife rescue. This is no job for an amateur. That angry bird didn’t appear in a cooperative frame of mind.

It seems this is turkey mating season, so our best guess is the tom got a glimpse of his fine self in the window reflection and thought, excellent specimen here, tough competitor for the local hens. Better take him out.

I know he wasn’t there for a dental appointment.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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