Bound and Gagged by Dana Summers

Bound and Gagged

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  1. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, over 1 year ago

    Is it true turkeys can drown in the rain?

  2. RadarRecon

    RadarRecon said, over 1 year ago

    Wow! Llewellenbruce, I thought there might 2-4 comments before someone knew that ?old wives’ tale?? It probably is.

  3. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, over 1 year ago

    I dont think it is true…I’ve never seen a turkey do that…of course I’ve never seen a turkey talk either…

  4. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I was wondering if this was an obscure American something, as I didn’t get the reference at all :þ

  5. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 1 year ago

    @hildigunnur

    Supposedly, domestic turkeys are so stupid the will stand in the era in and look up, wondering where it ia coming from and drown. I don’t know if it is true.

  6. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @olddog1

    A turkey’s eyes are on the sides of its head, not the front. To look up, a turkey must cock its head sideways to the sky.
    I’ve heard what really happens is that their nostrils fill with water.

  7. kathyherring1

    kathyherring1 said, over 1 year ago

    http://www.nwtf.org/tips_adventures/adventures.php?id=250

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Good point, but this is a traditional Thanksgiving rumour, so why spoil it with facts?


    (And farmers have bred turkeys for Thanksgiving that lack the survival skills of wild turkeys, and will panic the first time they see rain, and sometimes manage to kill themselves.)

  9. Stuart Gathman

    Stuart Gathman said, over 1 year ago

    Wild turkeys don’t drown in the rain. But the turkeys usually raised on farms are bred for rapid growth, not intelligence, and do have this and similar problems.

    Disclaimer, we’ve never actually raised commercial turkeys, but we raised chickens at home and see lots of wild turkeys in Virginia, and were acquainted with a commercial turkey farmer. We raised Rhode Island Red chickens, which are fairly self-sufficient – they just wander around eating bugs and grain the goats drop. You protect them from the racoons and weasels, and grab one of them occasional yourself in return. :-)

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