Wednesday, October 26, 2005

When Animals Attack! pt.2

Two turkeys were walking across southbound Route 79 near Royal Drive about 11:15 a.m., said Officer Brian Pennings of the California Highway Patrol.

One turkey began to fly and struck a southbound motorcyclist in the chest. The impact caused the rider of the 2001 Harley Davidson Softail to cross into the northbound lanes and go into an embankment.

I swear, we seem to get all the violent animals here in SoCal. First the pretty little deer, now wild turkeys. And it never seems to work out well for the animal.
The turkey that hit the man died, Pennings said.

The 56-year-old man hit a manzanita bush and rolled over twice. He was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered abrasions to the right side of his face and complained of back and chest pain, Pennings said.
I feel for the rider. It sucks the big one when you lay your bike over and take a spill for some stupid reason, in this case wild poultry.

It reminds me of that Geico commercial where the squirrels are trying to make cars crash.(fixed the link)