THE WEST SEATTLE TURKEY: More feathered friends

We’ll admit we were getting a little worried after a stretch without a West Seattle Turkey sighting report. And then Lauren Bissett sent this photo, explaining: “If anyone’s been missing the West Seattle Turkey, he/she’s been spending a few days off and on in my backyard, hanging out with my chickens and ducks! We’re near 40th and Hanford.” It’s been four months now since The Turkey turned up in West Seattle.

21 Replies to "THE WEST SEATTLE TURKEY: More feathered friends"

  • WSOwl August 30, 2019 (2:43 pm)

    Long live WST!

  • Gobble Gobble August 30, 2019 (3:15 pm)

    This is the content I am here for.

  • Karen August 30, 2019 (3:21 pm)

    He’s found his flock!

  • Peterman August 30, 2019 (3:53 pm)

    Heard John Madden was seen scouting the neighborhood.

  • jack August 30, 2019 (3:57 pm)

    Love it!

  • Jim Walker August 30, 2019 (4:12 pm)

    What a fowl backyard!

  • Lisa August 30, 2019 (4:52 pm)

    Where’s the LIKE button!

  • Also John August 30, 2019 (5:10 pm)

    Awesome………  I’m sure he/she has found your duck/chicken food yummy and will continue to stick around your flock.

  • M August 30, 2019 (5:15 pm)

    I would have sent pictures last week, as I saw him 3 times but my pictures were the same standard pictures. I love the picture in this post. I was getting worried he wasn’t seeing enough feathered friends.  I think I hear your ducks when I am out walking the dogs.  Last week, I think the turkey stayed in my neighbors backyard. I saw him come out the next morning when walking the dogs.

  • Sarah August 30, 2019 (6:06 pm)

    This is awesome.  Best news I have read all day.

  • Plf August 30, 2019 (7:35 pm)

    Admiral is looking good!  Great he has found some friends to hang with.funny how something so simple as a beautiful turkey can bring joy to a community,  so much frustration at times, but just seeing him and monitoring his local travels bring smiles to many. 

    • M August 30, 2019 (10:24 pm)

      I agree with you 100%

  • Kristin August 30, 2019 (11:27 pm)

    He hangs out a lot on 39th….had to to slam on the brakes yesterday evening as he strolled out in the street as I was driving towards Hanford.  Go slow peeps, as he seems to think the world (or the street at least) is his oyster.

  • EMO August 31, 2019 (8:22 am)

    Lauren,You should unofficially adopt him so he can be safe through the winter…he would love being around your feathered friends.  We worry that somebody will get bored around Thanksgiving and hunt him.

  • Christine Cranston August 31, 2019 (8:52 am)

    I am glad to know that she is happy and healthy and still nearby! 

  • anonyme August 31, 2019 (9:01 am)

    Who exactly is he strutting for?  Is he looking for an interspecies relationship?  Maybe he’s just excited and confused by all the options…

    • waikikigirl August 31, 2019 (2:56 pm)

      LOL!!! I think he’s strutting for that red head… I know I love my red headed hubby!

  • ScubaFrog August 31, 2019 (5:50 pm)


  • A August 31, 2019 (6:59 pm)

    He wants to get some of that taboo Turducken love going on. WooHoo!

  • MJ September 1, 2019 (9:17 am)

    anonyme – AT Admiral Turkey knows it resides in Seattle where all types of relationships are accepted!

  • Lafille September 3, 2019 (11:37 pm)

    Turkey sighting this evening circa 630pm at SW Stevens and Fairmount. I also saw our friend at that same corner about 2 weeks earlier, about the same time of day.

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