They were all over the front of the school - an unusual sight at the end of the school day.
And instead of turning around and walking out a different door of the school - we barreled through the flock.
I'm pretty sure, if you remember my terrible attempt at a first Vine, that this is the same group (pride? herd? litter?) of turkeys that I took video of in the back of the school, outside my classroom.
I've seen the turkeys on the road approaching school too - I've even watched them fly up and over a fence - but I've never walked right past them.
I'm usually either in my car or keeping my distance.
I think I've heard that turkeys can be mean. (But maybe that's just bluejays.) So it was with extreme caution that I walked with my daughters to our car. My oldest brazenly walked the sidewalk past where one of the turkeys was hanging out in the bushes. My 5-year-old is proving to be quite daddy's little girl - she walked the circuitous route around the turkey perimeter with me, holding my hand and alert to the possibility of a turkey attack. Turns out, I think these turkeys were used to being around people.
As you can probably tell by the fact that I'm writing this...we made it.
And I was as close to a turkey as I've ever been before.