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A common sight in the fall, but at this time of year, I expect to see squirrels searching for acorns under a blanket of snow! With the oddly warm temperatures we've had in New England lately (just a week after getting over a foot of snow dumped on us!) it looks like the squirrels, and all the other critters will have a much easier time searching for food!
Speaking of searching for food, it was only last month that I went to get in my car to head to work on a 6 degree morning, only to find these guys searching for food a few yards away.... I felt so bad for them, pecking & scratching at the snow. I HAD to do something.....
As luck would have it, I happened to have a loaf of bread in my work bag, to bring for lunch. I didn't know if turkeys liked bread (I realize they are often stuffed with bread crumbs, but I didn't think they actually HELPED with that process) & I knew they could be dangerous - especially when there were 7 of them, all taller than my waist...it WAS quite possible I could experience death by turkey..... but I was willing to take that chance. There WAS that moment of terror when they stampeded toward me after I threw the first pieces at them, but after that, we were cool. They came right up to me, making their cute little turkey noises (which, by the way, did NOT sound like 'gobble' 'gobble.') I knew I shouldn't be feeding them, but I couldn't help myself. Needless to say, they ate my lunch, and I was late for work. I told my boss I was "feeding the birds." :)
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