There was a report yesterday that PETA had offered to buy he turkeys that were going to be tossed Of course, that didn't fly any more than the turkeys would. Everybody always thinks it's all about money.
Today, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (the DOG, as it's called in some quarters) ran a story about Turkey Trot. They interviewed the President of the Chamber of Commerce, who happens to be my nephew. Sigh. My ex-husband's nephew, actually, but I still claim him. I tell you this in the spirit of full disclosure. The family has been knee-deep in Turkey Trot since the beginning.
In the interview, Nephew said that the birds "just spread those big old wings they've got and glide a long way. We know they can get up in the air because they get on trees and roofs." He claimed no knowledge of the owner or owners of the aircraft that would be used.
Now, the FAA has gotten into the act. Their own aircraft will be flying over the town for the next two days, hoping to spot the turkey droppers. The law under which they are operating says it is illegal to throw anything from an airplane. Personally, I think they should find a better use for taxpayer month, but that is just me.
So, what's next? Will he military send in fighter jets to shoot down a Piper Cub full of wild turkeys? Will the DOG cover that story, too? Will Turkey Trot gain world wide notoriety?
Will there be another Turkey Trot Update? I can answer that. No, there won't. At least until next year.