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Friday, April 19, 2013

PHOTOS: Wild Turkey On The Loose in Downtown St. Louis

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM

click to enlarge Who says downtown St. Louis doesn't get much foot traffic? - CHRIS REIMER
  • Chris Reimer
  • Who says downtown St. Louis doesn't get much foot traffic?

Spied this morning in downtown St. Louis: a wild turkey. And no, we're not talking about an empty bottle of bourbon. That sight is commonplace. We're talking today about a genuine meleagris gallopavo.

Chris Reimer (perhaps better known for his Twitter handle @rizzotees) e-mailed Daily RFT the following photos he snapped near the St. Louis Language Immersion School at 19th and Pine streets. Says Reimer:

"I was there dropping my kids off at school. This guy says to me, 'Excuse me, sir?' I said, 'What's up?' He pointed down the street and said, 'TURKEY!' I was like wtf is this guy talking about? I peered around the corner and saw a turkey walking down the sidewalk. I told my kids, 'Oh, I gotta get a picture of this!'"

Approximate location of bird sighting highlighted above.
  • Approximate location of bird sighting highlighted above.

Continue on for more images of the bird as it crossed Olive Boulevard and disappeared headed north.

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