Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Eat A Peacock, Not A Turkey

SEATTLE (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – This Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), folks may want to pass on the turkey and eat a peacock instead.

According to Buck Peterson, author of Buck Peterson’s Complete Guide To Bird Hunting (Ten Speed Press), peacocks are good eating and much easier to nab than a wild turkey.

The brightly-feathered fowls usually weigh about 30 pounds, so they can feed a lot of Thanksgiving guests.

Plus, Peterson says they’re “so damn annoying,” they deserve to be eaten.

Those who aren’t keen on switching birds for Thanksgiving can try hunting their own turkey, but they must be “vewy, vewy quiet.”

Peterson says gobblers have such sharp eyesight, they can spot hunters from even the slightest move.

If a hunter blinks, the turkey will see them, so Peterson advises getting really good at staring contests before facing off with a fowl.

He also recommends hunting in a pilgrim costume and making up a heroic story about how you bagged the bird.

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