Ohmygod. Is that a dead … turkey??

I was walking home along the Hudson River and I looked out at the remains of an old pier and saw what looked just like a dead turkey to me.

I knew it couldn’t be, I mean, turkeys can’t swim or fly (will never forget that WKRP episode) so how could it get out there? I zoomed in on it and took a picture and even though I still couldn’t verify its non-turkey-age, I knew I’d be able to when I got home.

Definitely not a turkey. But you see it, right? Imagine seeing it from more of a distance. This is a close-up.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Ohmygod. Is that a dead … turkey??

  1. It’s some kind of netting wrapped around some metal sticking up from the pier. Probably plastic, hence the bright yellow.

    I remember that WKRP episode, too 🙂

  2. My God – that’s a blast from the past!

    I remember watching that episode of WKRP in Cincinnati with my parents when I was about 10 years old. I don’t think WKRP has been shown on TV in the UK since the 70’s.

    My Dad STILL uses the phrase “They’re hitting the ground like wet bags of cement” when referring to any tragi-humourous situation.

    Great blog Stacy,

    All the best,

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