Bush Turkey cleans up 4tonne of debris in flood devistated Queensland

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  1. aussiedj macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2008
    The generosity and goodwill of flood victims in supporting each other is well known, but one Brisbane family was still shocked to return home and find their backyard had been cleaned up by a turkey.
    The Rudolph family, of Chelmer, was forced to abandon their flooded property when it was engulfed by one metre of water.
    But during their absence a brush turkey set to work clearing up their debris-filled backyard.
    The turkey, nicknamed Colin, has gathered debris from several backyards to construct a nest, estimated to weigh as much as four tonnes.
    "He was looking at us like we were the lazy ones," resident Pete Randolph told Nine News.
    "We were thinking of giving him a bit of extra training and putting him to work in the house."
    Colin has reportedly cleaned up backyards all the way down the street in his efforts to attract female turkeys — and his tactics appear to be working.
    "I've seen him wander down the street with a little harem of ladies," Mr Randolph said.
    Much of Chelmer sits on the banks of Brisbane River and was badly affected during last week's floods.

    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/floods/8199742/brush-turkey-cleans-up-brisbane-street
  2. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    If that isn't awesome, I don't know what is. His nest is HUUUUGE
  3. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    At the end of the video the one news reporter asks the other "what do you recon"? The other one says "I wonder what he tastes like". I was thinking the exact same thing. Mmmmmmm.

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