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Sounds of Mexico: Thanksgiving edition

29 November, 2015

Our neighbours in Playa del Carmen keep turkeys. I think I can safely say that I’ve never seen an actual, real life turkey before, so I guess it’s true what they say: Travel really is full of new experiences!

This is what I have learned so far:

  1. Turkeys are ridiculous
  2. Whoever designed them must have been drunk
  3. It is practically impossible to be grumpy when you can hear turkeys gobble-gobbling away and shaking their jowls around like a demented Harold Bishop

With Thanksgiving earlier in the week, I was a little concerned that our feathery neighbours would be for the chop, but thankfully, no. They’re just pets.

They get to live another day, and as I sit here typing with the windows wide open, I find myself laughing out loud.


  • Reply Steph (@ 20 Years Hence) 30 November, 2015 at 18:23

    Now that we have seen what Lewis can do to a turkey at Thanksgiving, perhaps you should keep an eye on your neighbour’s birds… wouldn’t want Lewis to get peckish in the night and start gnawing on one of them! ;)
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    • Reply Jenny Smith 30 November, 2015 at 20:28

      Ha! They’re wild turkeys, so apparently not for eating… but I wouldn’t put it past him!

  • Reply Drew 7 December, 2015 at 11:21

    Turkeys are pretty funny. Friends of our raised some turkeys for the first time recently and they were shocked about how bizarre they were. They would routinely fall asleep on top of a small fence post, then fall over and land on the ground. They wouldn’t wake up until after they hit the ground, unlike any other bird basically. They would repeat this behavior consistently. Very strange birds indeed.
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    • Reply Jenny Smith 9 December, 2015 at 17:24

      Haha, I can just imagine them doing that! They’re not the smartest birds in the world, are they?

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