Why did the turkeys cross the road? No, seriously, why?

Turkeys on South Broadway ... but why?

Turkeys on South Broadway ... but why?

Did anyone notice these turkeys roaming about South Rockridge Boulevard near Broadway on Wednesday? Oakland North editor Cynthia Gorney spotted four of them out for a stroll and took these photos.

Anyone have clues or theories about where they came from or where they were going? A wild pack? Locavore poultry husbandry project gone wrong? Christmas dinner escapees? Let us know in the comments section!


  1. I’ve seen a similar flock near Broadway and Golden Gate Ave, about 1/2 a mile from there.

  2. There are lots of wild turkeys throughout Oakland.

  3. Tracy Livezey

    I saw three of these guys strutting down the street one block north of Broadway right around Thanksgiving. Clearly, they’re taunting us.

  4. Laurie Halliday

    Time to bring out the holiday classic from our family of four sitting in the car on Mountain Blvd almost at Park Blvd in Montclair….fondly referred to as “Turkey Lurkey” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0nVwCykYEY

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