Saturday, March 26, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A flock of wild turkeys is making life hard for some Des Moines residents — and their cars.

Television station KCCI reports (http://bit.ly/1pCTy2Q ) that the turkeys are damaging cars in the neighborhood near East 38th Street and Douglas Avenue.

Dottie Bauer tells the station that two wild turkeys attacked her car around noon Friday. Bauer says she also saw the turkeys attack three other cars, trying to keep anyone from getting past them.

Bauer provided the station a photo of the damage to her car caused by the turkeys, showing deep scratches on the driver’s side.

Des Moines police were also sent to the area Thursday after a woman reported she was trapped in her car and couldn’t get out because the turkeys were attacking

I suppose rabbits aren’t the only ones feeling the effects of spring.

The local bird population in small birds has increase greatly; so has the noise level. I’ve had an owl hanging about the back of the workshop. It seems to have a problem with the back door opening and closing however. As that is my primary door the owl won’t be hanging about long. And two hawks. I can never see what kind as they leave the trees ad get around the workshop, leaving me with a impression, not much else.

After a week of cold weather and the promise of blizzards, we got warmer and received a three minute rain shower. The forecasters promise more bad weather tomorrow. The rain I can stand.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey 

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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