WHAT are YOU guys doing HERE???
Yesterday early evening I was on my way into town for our weekly drum circle.
We live quite a ways out in “the bush” on a narrow winding country road.
It is Bear and Moose and Wolf country out here.
It was a few years back, that we began to see wild Turkeys by the road again. They were reintroduced by the MNR = Ministry of Natural Resources as a species that used to be indigenous to Southern Ontario. Now however, with us having warmer climates with milder winters they- and many other species of Wildlife moved north and in recent years we have seen a proliferation of Wild Turkeys, but also rather exotic migrants like Opossums – not to speak about all the new arrivals in the Snake and Insect department….
So here I was, tufffffing down the windy road, hopping in and our of potholes when just over the next bump in the road I see a large Bird standing in the middle of the “pavement” and 2 more appeared out of the bush.
“Wild Turkeys” I thought .
Well, strange thing, they have on their head – strange plumage too: Blue white and gray….
One more dip in the road and I would be right upon them.
Turkeys usually run- or fly of and one has to be careful, that they do not fly into the windshield.
Wuump – over the next bump I come and RIGHT before me the road is blocked. 2 Huuuuuuge Birds, caleidoscopic colored tail feathers spread wide, are blocking the road of, side to side. And not only that, they shake these wide rusteling colorful feather wheels at me as if to scare the car away.
Well, the car is not scarred , but me!?????????
I have hit the break and come to a full stop.
Car-wise and mind-wise too.
These are NO Turkeys!!!!!!!!
These are Peakocks!!!!!!!!!
WHAT are they doing here???????
This is Ontario! – Or did I miss a turn somewhere??
They are not budging either and now I recognize the 3 other Birds I first saw from a distance as Peahens, with the little crown of feathers on their heads. They are of to the side in the bushes.
I wish I had a camera. Nobody will believe that.
I honk the horn. The first Bird folds his feathers and struts of, the other one follows.
Where are they going?
Oh yes, what is the Fox thinking about this?
I will probably see him tomorrow, when he comes to see me for a consultation to find out ifff he has hallucinations….. 😉
The Fox and me
There’s something really strange we see:
It’s colorful and big and and loud
and shakes his bum feathers around.
We both wonder, can we cope?
Do we need pills, did we eat dope?
Should we ignore it’s strutting gate ?
– or but it on our dinner plate?