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November 28, 2002
Vol. II, No. 44

"Happy Thanksgiving!"
I'm interrupting the regularly-scheduled coverage of my recital to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the day, here's the latest news out of Oberlin:

"Terrorizing turkey MIA: Gobble, gobble, gone"

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) --A turkey that spooked children and left telltale droppings on backyard decks in this campus community has mysteriously disappeared -- just as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.

"As far as we know, it's still out there," Dan Kramer, a wildlife management supervisor for 19 northeast Ohio counties, said Tuesday.

He said there was no reason to believe the turkey was headed to someone's holiday dinner table.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife got at least 20 complaints about the bird. Wildlife officers looked for the turkey but couldn't find it.

A school principal had warned children that the turkey was becoming bolder and had sharp talons. Another resident began carrying a stick after her dog reportedly was attacked.

John H. Scofield, chairman of the physics and astronomy department at Oberlin College, had seen the turkey regularly over the past year but not in the past 11/2 weeks.

"I'm guessing somebody got him, but I'm not sure," said Scofield, whose Bronco II had become a favored roosting spot for the turkey during neighborhood visits in Oberlin, about 30 miles southwest of Cleveland.

I've heard that turkeys are smart but this one may have gone a little too far!
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Have a great day and don't forget the sweet potatoes!

Dan Long

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