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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sandman and Turkeys

Vilhelm Pedersen's Sandman from Ole Lukøje
The Sandman’s aim last night was decidedly erratic. To say that sack time was fitful is to woefully, grievously understate.

Why no sleep? What up in Z Land? Eh, today is Chemo Day Five: The Uncancering Continues. The Amazing Bob and I have been here before (four times to be precise about it). We know the drill. I’ve got a couple good books to read. TAB can read all the latest news on our beloved Sox. We’ve got the deep breathing thing down solid and the snow’s gone Baby, GONE. Who knows, maybe we’ll get through this one without any heart attack action.

Yup, that’d be sweet.

Meantime, while in town the other day, I saw this lovely couple strolling across the lawns near Beth Israel. Apparently this is the new "urban" threat—wilding bands of wild turkeys
The animals have reportedly attacked a group of students, a crossing guard, and residents across town in recent weeks.
A couple weeks before Thanksgiving this past year there were more of these beautiful boids out and about and they were apparently pissed. Of course they were! Hello, THANKSGIVING. They were after their survival. Maybe looking for a bit of revenge action over Uncle Friedrich getting the ax too. Can you blame them? I can't. offers this bit of advice (more at the link):
  • DON'T LET TURKEYS INTIMIDATE YOU: Don't hesitate to scare or threaten a bold, aggressive turkey with loud noises, swatting with a broom or water sprayed from a hose. A dog on a leash is also an effective deterrent.
Now look, we nasty ass humans have invaded their homes, built ours where their’s used to be. Seems only fair that we move over, give them some space. After all, this was their home first.
“In the long run, we’ll only be able to conserve biodiversity on our planet if we can make cities into places where humans and animals can coexist,” Seth Magle, a Colorado-based urban wildlife ecologist told Next City. By focusing on co-habitation rather than extermination, he hopes urban environments can benefit all creatures.
Fuck yeah!

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