Unbelievable! Guess Who Wants an Invite to Thanksgiving Dinner?!

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Specialists Minnesota License#90858

This one is too good not to share...Since living in Ham Lake we have had our encounters with wildlife but with less than two weeks prior to Thanksgiving, this is one for the books.

turkeyMoments ago I was pulled away from my work on the computer due to a weird thumping noise. I was confused but thought maybe the cat was playing with something in the kids rooms...nothing upstairs. The noise was coming from the basement...maybe the cat had something downstairs...that can't be good as in the country, we get mice from time to time.

Nope! It was this guy and he scared me out of my wits! He was tapping at the glass of our basement window. I had to get a photo to prove it to everyone.

This is my third encounter with wild turkeys in Ham Lake. The first one didn't go so well and we are still cleaning miniscule shards of glass off the dashboard of the minivan. The second one was last year when one bird got trapped in the batting cage netting out back. But this one trying to get a free invite to Thanksgiving? Good thing I am not a hunter! :)

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Teri Eckholm. REALTOR with RE/MAX Specialists, is a native Minnesotan who has lived and worked in the Minneapolis St Paul metro all of her life. She specializes in lakeshore homes, acreage properties and first time home buyers but assists anyone making a move in the north and east Twin Cities metro.

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Rainmaker
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Lisa Ryan
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty - Montgomery, NJ
Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town
Teri~ too funny, but I would have been scared if heard all that thumping in my basement too.  We have lots of wild turkey in the field behind my house, they're very noisy, especially when they're riles up over something!!
Nov 09, 2007 07:42 PM #17
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Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
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Teri, I bet he was hoping you're vegetarians!!!  Cute picture!!!
Nov 09, 2007 08:18 PM #18
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Teri,

That's hillarious, what timing!

Nov 09, 2007 11:10 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
Acreage & Lakeshore REALTOR Minneapolis St Paul
Lisa--We don't hear too much noise from the flock in our neighborhood but it is funny to watch them run across a field. I was amazed at how strong the pecking was! Thought he'd break the window!
Nov 10, 2007 07:36 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
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Chris--Wrong house for that...We love turkey! But lucky that we arent hunters...We would be a bit Elmer Fudd like in that department. :)
Nov 10, 2007 07:38 AM #21
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
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Lynda--After the initial fright, it was too funny not to share. I took the picture so my husband and kids could see that I am still being tormented by turkeys...The boys were in the car when I hit the one going 55 mph!
Nov 10, 2007 07:39 AM #22
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Ray Saenz
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Teri, :)

Again the turkey ? :) well , I am again with all of you :P  Did you miss me ? I hope so, take care and have a great weekend in case that I do not comment in our awesome blogs.

Ray Saenz

 

Nov 13, 2007 01:44 AM #23
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
Acreage & Lakeshore REALTOR Minneapolis St Paul
Ray--Yep...Again with the turkeys!! I don't go looking for them...they come to me!! :) And yes you were missed around here...Glad you are back to posting and commenting. Have a great weekend!
Nov 13, 2007 06:59 AM #24
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Susie Roscoe
Signature Realty Associates - Brandon, FL
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That is the funniest picture Teri!!  I just helped my 2nd grader with a project to "disguise" a turkey and yours is OUT THERE looking for YOU!  LOL
Nov 14, 2007 01:28 AM #25
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Margaret Woda
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How great that you had your camera handy to take this picture!
Nov 14, 2007 07:23 AM #26
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Teri Eckholm
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Susie--Wasn't too funny at the time...He really scared me! I don't think he could see me either because he just kept tapping away until I tapped back!

 

Nov 14, 2007 08:08 AM #27
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Teri Eckholm
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Margaret--It wasn't really handy. The dang bird was very persistant. He tapped for about 10 minutes. Plenty of time for me to go upstairs to my office and get my camera and snap the shot. I didn't want to take too long though because I was certain that he would break the glass eventually!
Nov 14, 2007 08:11 AM #28
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Jennifer Kirby
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Teri - that is too funny. My little visitor right now is a squirrel who keeps trying to bury his nuts in my flower pots that I still have on the deck. I see him at least three times a day. I don't have the heart yet to bring in my pots and destroy is stash!
Nov 15, 2007 11:21 PM #29
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Teri Eckholm
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Jennifer--How cute!! We feed the aquirrels in the winter! We discovered last winter that they love bananas...They had chewed through the top of the garbage bins to get the peelings out. There were 3 gray and one black squirrels that would come and visit every day. Our cat loved it! But the red squirrels started to come and they eat cedar. When they started chewing the wood on our front porch, we decided we will have to come up with a feeder a bit further into the yard.

Nov 16, 2007 07:12 AM #30
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Brigita McKelvie
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
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There you go!  You can have fresh turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.  Just reach out your window.
Nov 16, 2007 11:14 AM #31
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Teri Eckholm
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Brigita--You are assuming that I know how to cook! Where do you think the label with the directions as to how to cook and clean are located? :)
Nov 16, 2007 11:21 AM #32
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Gary J. Rocks
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Teri

Perhaps he is a present from God, and maybe you should invite him in and show him where the kitchen is! LOL

Nov 16, 2007 12:23 PM #33
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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That is too funny! He might be quite tasty in a pot of boiling peanut oil.  Deep fried turkey is quite the delicacy now.

Nov 17, 2007 10:44 AM #34
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
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Gary--It would have been a better present if he had arrived without feathers and in a roasting pan with directions...Unless he knows how to cook :)

Nov 17, 2007 12:11 PM #35
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
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Lizette--That sounds like an interesting recipe...We have always baked ours...Last year my brother did one on the grill. Next time the bird knocks, I will have a plan. ;)
Nov 17, 2007 12:14 PM #36
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