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Thinking with the wild turkeys

I live in Brookline, on the streets of which one encounters notoriously ill-tempered wild turkeys.

They’re big, too, and intimidatingly ugly. When a dozen of them come strutting down the street, mottled and wattled and bobbing their heads, it’s like a scene in a Western in which a villainous gang comes to town and bystanders dive into nearby doorways and rain barrels to avoid them. Many neighbors report being chased and harrassed, and once in a while the turkeys catch somebody and tune him up.

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