Sunday, November 20, 2005

I thought it was the turnip truck?

A truckload of live turkeys fell off their truck in New Jersey on Friday in what a spokesman for the Jersey Turnpike Authority jokingly dubbed an "escape attempt."

This apparently is not the only animal-related traffic incident in recent turnpike memory. The article notes that last year, a tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of frozen chickens collided with a truck carrying sheep, killing twenty of the animals (the sheep, not the chickens).

It's interesting that these turkeys got off the turnpike a week before Thanksgiving, but I'm sure that's just coincidence.


heatherfeather said...

every now and then, in the southern california traffic reports, i would hear stories about how there were chickens wandering in the carpool lane.

chickens - they're environmentalists, shouldn't you be?


mlwhitt said...

That is too funny. I bet PETA had something to do with it all.

By the way I am back in the blogging scene again. So I should be leaving more comments again now.

Steve said...

Welcome back, Michael. We've missed your contributions to the ditch.

Bookworm said...

Modern turkeys being what they are -- all breast, no brain -- I can't imagine that those birds would have survived for more than a few minutes in the wild.

Weary Hag said...

I've traveled the NJ Tpk many, many times. I'll bet those turkeys just got fed up with the tolls every 10 miles.