You may have noticed that a small squadron of Turkeys has been wandering around Brandeis over the last few months, gobbling at people and generally adding a bit of joy to our lives. I haven’t a clue when or from where the turkeys originated, but they please me endlessly. I have, however, recently heard some of my fellow student suggest that the turkeys be killed and eaten. I find this a barbaric idea. Those who consider it should themselves be eaten. Personally, I find the turkeys adorable, and think they need names. What have your experiences with these gentle beasts been? Do you have any opinion on their continued survival? Do you have any suggestions for names?
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Campus turkeys are not unique to Brandeis. I read about a particularly aggressive one that had to be relocated off of Harvard’s campus. Here is a news report about the turkey (attacking a reporter), pre-removal: http://wbztv.com/local/wild.turkey.harvard.2.835366.html
Prof. Coiner mentioned that he saw some around Lemberg the Wednesday before Thanksgiving 😉
However, on the other hand:
“Mar. 12-University Police received a report of a wild turkey in Foster Residence Lot pecking cars. University Police responded and escorted the turkey off campus without incident.”
I woke up one morning last year to find twelve of them outside my bedroom window (in Scheffres). It totally made my entire day.