Monday, November 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Letter!

In honor of Thanksgiving (a little early) I wrote a a letter to a human from a turkey's point of view.

Dear Humans,
        I am writing this to you on behalf of all the turkeys in the US.
Everyone loves Thanksgiving except turkeys. We turkeys aren't so fond of it. We like pumpkin pie, stuffing, bread, soup, and cranberry jelly, but not the main course. Ever since the pilgrims thought my great great great great great great grandfather Goblet was tasty, turkeys hated Thanksgiving. Halloween, Christmas, Easter, they're all fine but Thanksgiving, we'll pass.
How would you like it if you go to sleep with your brother then he is gone the next day! I have one more thing to say :

                                                     Eat Ham!

                                                                                                              The Honorable
                                                                                                    Turquay Tuttleflap

Hope you enjoyed it. Here are some turkey fun facts.

  • Turkeys can adapt to a wide variety of habitats. However, most turkeys are found in forests with grassy areas.

  • The best time to see a turkey is on a warm clear day or in a light rain.

  • Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead. 

  • Turkeys spend the night in trees. They fly to their trees around sunset.

  • Turkeys fly to the ground at first light and feed until mid-morning. Feeding resumes in mid-afternoon.

  • Gobbling starts before sunrise and can continue through most of the morning.

  • A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to escape some hunters.

  • A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.

And last but not least.....

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