Thursday, November 23, 2017

A real life WKRP In Cincinnati turkey drop

Rick emails to point out the annual Yellville, Arkansas Turkey Trot festival.  During the festival, they drop live turkeys out of an airplane.  Really.

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As you'd imagine, this is pretty controversial.  Now I can understand a bunch of flyover country folks flipping the bird to granola-eating PETA city folk who like to look down on them.  I really do.  But part of me thinks "Arkansas, man".

But it seems that turkeys actually can fly, but badly.


Ted said...

Wild Turkeys can fly ( More or less )....
Free Range Turkeys can fly ( if their feathers aren't clipped )
Factory Farm Fattened for Market birds can only flap their wings as they plumment.

LSP said...

Happy Thanksgiving! God bless.

Eric Wilner said...

Certainly wild turkeys can fly; I've seen them doing it. (Merely seeing them roosting in trees, as one sometimes does, isn't proof; they could have gotten there by some other method - climbing, forklift, dropped from helicopter, born up there, whatever.)