Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Have You Seen This Turkey? (Edited!)


The one in front is Mallory....I think.
Mallory is missing! I haven't seen her since yesterday morning. She is my crazy turkey who follows us around. It's really obvious that she is not present. I don't know what happened to her. I suspect she ventured toward the creek yesterday. The air has been cooler, and more predators are on the prowl this time of year. Here is my list of suspects: a bobcat (most likely), coyotes, a raccoon, a stray dog, a snake, a hawk. I hate nature some days. Nature is a vicious, old bitch.
I'm really heartbroken. Barrett loved her too. I would often find him sitting in the yard petting her. I hope that she will return, but it's not likely. I have never had a bird leave for this long and come back. An absence almost always means the worst.
Edit:
Nevermind! That crazy bird showed up in the yard for supper. Where she has been? I have no clue. False alarm! Mallory is still here, and still crazy.

4 comments:

Misha said...

Oh no! Poor Mallory!

Iluska Ikeda said...

I'm sooooo glad she came back!! I remember a previous post you had with pictures of Barrett petting her. I've become vicariously attached to your house turkey, and I was really sad thinking she was gone. Yay for Mallory coming back!

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Yaaay for her coming back...

And of course it is not normal for a bird to come back, but this is Mallory we are talking about ... OF COURSE, she was going to come back!! LOL

M'lissa said...

yay! I'm so glad she came back. She's so awesome!