Lubbock Offramp Blocked This Past Weekend By Large and Potentially Murderous Birds
I've been in the area, for the most part, since 1979. I'm still surprised by some of the wildlife here.
As you may know, I have a business in the back of the Lone Star Events Center. One day while we were building we heard some rustling in the nearby trees. Having had a problem with vandals we "geared" up and went over to the area only to be greeted by a family of five deer. One morning at three a.m. I nearly filled my pants when a deer jumped out in front of me on I-27. So, deer? Yeah, we've got 'em.
Then there was the "goofy cat" that kept coming up to my house at night. It drove my dogs wild and I had to shoo it away a couple of times yelling, "Go away goofy cat!". It turns out the "goofy cat" was a fox. I also saw a full-on family of red foxes out by the Lubbock Country Club.
I guess I should mention that we've also been overrun with peacocks from that restaurant out there (I guess they got lost or something).
Still, it wasn't until this past Sunday that I ever saw not one, but probably around two dozen turkeys. These weren't scraggly little birds either. These birds were full on invite- the-family-and-even- the-inlaws over for Thanksgiving-size turkeys. I'm not sure if they are native to the area or they just got loose but there were tons of them on the access road connecting I-27 and the North Loop.
Fortunately, I saw the birds in the distance and didn't wreck my truck when I came upon them (I think this was part of their sinister plan to get even for all those Thanksgivings). They actually just kind of slowly parted like, "Oh, I guess we'll let you through...". It took me a minute to realize how weird all of this was, but I circled back around and did manage to snap some pics of one of the birds.