Even The Turkeys Are Taking a Train Out of New Jersey For Thanksgiving


Turkeys_on_trainWhen it is time to travel for Thanksgiving, even this  crew of turkeys are getting into the act. This great picture and story of a gaggle (?) of turkeys at a New Jersey Transit station begs the question, were they fleeing the axe or heading into New York City for the Thanksgiving Parade.

Some wild turkeys, it appears, were trying to get out of New Jersey before Thanksgiving Day. A spokesman for the NJ Transit said train officials reported a dozen or so wild turkeys waiting on a station platform in Ramsey, about 20 miles northwest of New York City, on Wednesday afternoon. The line travels to Suffern, N.Y.
“For a moment, it looked like the turkeys were waiting for the next outbound train,” said Dan Stessel, a spokesman for NJ Transit. “Clearly, they’re trying to catch a train and escape their fate.”

Transit workers followed the bird’s movements on surveillance cameras. “I have no idea how they got there,” Stessel said. via Yahoo News, also here.

Posted November 23, 2006 by
Bizarre, Fun | 3 comments

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Even The Turkeys Are Taking a Train Out of New Jersey For Thanksgiving”

    1. joe bear on November 23rd, 2006 12:19 pm

      Sounds like a good idea to me.What exit?

    2. Carpe Noctem on November 24th, 2006 3:41 am

      LOL Joe!

    3. Jim on November 24th, 2006 6:55 am

      What is interesting is that transit workers followed them on security camera… but had “no idea how they got there”?? That’s scary!

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