Monday, November 5, 2007

WHY DID THE TURKEY CROSS THE ROAD?



The leaves are changing color around here and it is beautiful. Just around the corner from my subdivision is a wooded area where I have seen many little creatures come from (squirrel, deer, etc). I have heard before there is a turkey that lives in the woods, but I had never seen him...until today that is. It was a nice little reminder that Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. He's lucky he's not a dead turkey!!

So I was driving down Petersburg Road and found traffic backed up about a half mile. When I came upon the scene, this is what I found. (Luckily I had my camera!!) Truckers were out of their vehicles trying to lure the turkey back into the woods, but he was content...smack-dab in the middle of the road. I'm glad I didn't have to be anywhere at the time. What an excuse that would be, "I'm sorry boss, there was a turkey crossing the road."



6 comments:

megan haug said...

haha!! thats awesome! i remembered hearing about this turkey, so i looked it up online and here's what i found:

"Wilson the Turkey has become an Evansville celebrity -- he is often spotted standing in traffic at Petersburg and Campground Road. Wilson is a wild turkey who loves to make the morning commute to work a difficult one because he stands right smack in the middle of the road and forces all the cars to go around him. People have even put up signs telling you to slow down for Wilson the Turkey. [derek cohoon, 12/24/2006"

thats funny, that's from almost a year ago...

Ashly said...

I came home last night and my dad said, "Oh, that's Wilson." Who knew the turkey had a name!?
I guess I've offically met Wilson then. :)

Angela said...

LOL!!! I have seen Wilson too. He's at the stop sign by the gas station on Petersburg. Too funny!! I didn't realize he was a celebrity. Thanks for the laugh Ash.

Shannon H. said...

No WAY!

mmmm...he'd be good with some cranberry sauce...

you-you said...

no way! seriously? did they name him after tom hanks' volleyball?
this is a crazy story.
now i have to come to evansville!

Heather said...

Sadly, Wilson passed away this week. He was struck by a car in traffic.....for more info see,
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/nov/04/04web-wilson/