I got home from work yesterday evening around 5:00 and went to my room to change clothes. I had barely finished when Tesla yelled, “MOM, there are turkeys in the front yard!”
I wasn’t sure I heard him right. “The feathered kind?”
“YES. Come quick.”
Sure enough, a pair of very large turkeys was strolling across the yard. By the time I grabbed my iPad and reached the door, the feathered visitors had crossed the driveway and started hunting for food in the neighbors’ lawn.
I walked over (very slowly) and started filming. Turns out, wild Sacramento turkeys are not afraid of people – or iPads.
I will point out, as an aside, that I do not live in the country, or anywhere near the woods. I live in a suburb outside Sacramento – and though California’s capitol city does boast an unusually large number of turkeys per capita, this isn’t usually the kind I’m talking about.
Given the proximity of the local Starbucks, I’m guessing they went for lattes.