Don’t need no stinking fresh air

2009 June 23

The following article is why you should keep your windows rolled up. If this had happened to me, I would have had a coronary.

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Turkey lands in manure truck’s cab, causing crash

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. – A wild turkey landed inside the cab of a manure-hauling tractor trailer, startling the driver and sending the truck rolling into a ditch off a northern New York roadState police said Scott Fisher, 38, was traveling in St. Lawrence County near the Canadian border when the turkey flew in through an open window.

As Fisher tried to shoo the bird out of the cab, the truck ran off the road and hit several fence posts and autility pole before rolling onto its side in a ditch.

Fisher wasn’t hurt in the accident Monday.

Police say the turkey escaped, leaving behind some of its feathers.

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Nope, no need for fresh air, and not just because you’re driving a manure truck.

This story was from the AP on Yahoo.

5 Responses
  1. 2009 June 23
    Chaos permalink

    I feel conflicted. On the one hand this story is truly hysterical, and on the other hand that had to really suck.

    Guess I will have to go with laughter! Also, who drives a manure truck with their window down anyway?? Gross!!

  2. 2009 June 23

    This is so funny – especially since Eddie and I just saw wild turkeys up in Washington and then just today, geese crossing a major road in Ohio. Everyone stopped for the geese though.

    When I read the story to Ed, he said, “That’s why you don’t drive with your windows down.”

    As if I would allow that ANYWAY….fresh air over air conditioning? Are you kidding me??

  3. 2009 June 24
    Belledog permalink

    So this driver was not the Chesley Sullenberger of big rig pilots.

    Without the turkey feathers, the police might have thought the poor guy was giving them a taste from his line of business.

  4. 2009 June 24

    Here’s what I’m thinking… get yourself a few wild turkey feathers and carry them in your cab in an easily accessible place… you know just in case…

  5. 2009 June 24

    I hit a wild turkey once-sucker filled the windshield of my 1970 Pontiac. Fortunately, I was only going about 25/30 mph. Didn’t have a scratch on the car. Poor turkey didn’t make it.

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