In the comments of previous post we have mentioned sandhill cranes which brings to mind a story.
We are blessed to NORMALLY have a flock (if they come in flocks) of sandhill cranes in the field across the road. And if you are familiar with cranes, you know the noise they make.
Anyway, this has happened more than once;
GUEST: I didn't know there were wild turkeys in the area.
ME: There are wild turkeys in the U.P. but we've never seen any in our immediate area. Where did you see them?
GUEST: Across the road and then I saw one fly over head.
ME: OH!!! Those are not turkeys. Those are sandhill cranes!
Then we normally talk about how difficult it would be to fix one in a normal size oven for Thanksgiving.
The first time I ever saw one fly overhead I was mowing grass so all I saw was this shadow going across in front of me on the ground. My first thought was "Pterodactyl??"
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