Once again, NPR had a story that highlighted how different We Texans are from Them Easterners. The story was a funny one... a wild turkey, nicknamed Tom, running wild with a pack of other feral turkeys, terrorizing the denizens of Martha's Vineyard.
The story had lots of funny anecdotes of people running to their cars with brooms to fight off the fowl-tempered toms, and their great relief when the local police shot the alpha male.
"I was really happy when he was killed," said one. "I was worried that my dislike was misplaced. I was so relieved that others felt violated when attacked by the birds".
I garrronnteee that this NPR episode could NOT have been produced in Louisiana, Texas, or Oklahoma. I am sure no one would have worried about their potentially "misplaced" dislike of a turkey that attacked them.
Those turkeys would be dead pretty quickly around here, without regard to the clearly yankeefied law that protects those Vineyard Wild Turkeys. Vineyard Turkey Haven, indeed!