7 Turkeys hanging out at the corner of C Ave and Blairs Ferry Road during rush hour on 11/28

Cedar Rapids Turkey Invasion Continues

I was on my way home turning from C ave onto Blairs Ferry when I happened to look over and saw not one, but seven wild turkeys foraging in the landscaping of the bank on the corner. I quickly turned into the parking lot and snapped these photos from my phone. At one point there was a slight break in traffic and six of the seven crossed the road to the Rockwell complex, leaving one in the group behind. It seemed to take him a minute or so to realize he was suddenly alone. Almost right as the traffic light turned green he stepped into the street to follow, but had to turn back a couple of times, nearly getting hit! Luckily today was not his day, and after a couple more attempts he managed to catch up with the rest of the flock without slowing down too much rush-hour traffic.

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SuziK says ... on Tuesday, Nov 29 at 9:14 AM

These guys come through my back yard all the time to snack at the bird feeder. They have been hanging around since they were just babies. It has been fun watching them grow up. Glad to see they didn't end up as Thanksgiving dinner.

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Nov 29 at 12:01 AM

Be careful. My son had a black suv. A turkey saw his reflection in the finish nd ttcked the vehicle. They can do some seerious damage.

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