Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away but it certainly felt more like October based on the weather this past Sunday morning - it was single digits overnight which made for a very chilly wake up call. Thank goodness for electric heaters and a fireplace. The clash between cool air and slightly warmer water made for a very foggy morning and we were surprised to look out the window to see 3 unusual visitors making their way through the mist on our front lawn - a gaggle of wild turkeys. In the 35 years or so our family has owned this cottage, I have never seen a wild turkey on our property, although they definitely inhabit the woods across the road. It was quite the sight!

Here's a picture of one of them near the lake:

and all three as they made their way across our neighbour's property:

Our other neighbour popped over to say hello around dinnertime and she was able to easily trump our turkey sighting when she told us the bear had been hanging around their garbage box one morning earlier that week. Biggest one her husband has ever seen, had to be about seven feet tall when it stood up, she said. As much as it's probably safer to see one of our neighbourhood bears from a distance or from the relative safety of inside my car, I'd really like to see one stroll across our lawn some day! (Although I'm guessing my sister would prefer the turkeys!!)

1 comment:

Sharon said...

WOW! That's so cool. Sharon