PHOTOS: Wild Turkey On The Loose in Downtown St. Louis

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Chris Reimer
Who says downtown St. Louis doesn't get much foot traffic?
Spied this morning in downtown St. Louis: a wild turkey. And no, we're not talking about an empty bottle of bourbon. That sight is commonplace. We're talking today about a genuine meleagris gallopavo.

Chris Reimer (perhaps better known for his Twitter handle @rizzotees) e-mailed Daily RFT the following photos he snapped near the St. Louis Language Immersion School at 19th and Pine streets. Says Reimer:

"I was there dropping my kids off at school. This guy says to me, 'Excuse me, sir?' I said, 'What's up?' He pointed down the street and said, 'TURKEY!' I was like wtf is this guy talking about? I peered around the corner and saw a turkey walking down the sidewalk. I told my kids, 'Oh, I gotta get a picture of this!'"

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Approximate location of bird sighting highlighted above.

Continue on for more images of the bird as it crossed Olive Boulevard and disappeared headed north.

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I once saw a possum on 9th and Washington. It wasn't happy. I don't think possums are ever happy.


I wish people would stop making comments on my looks. Wild, yes. Turkey, no. Thank you. 

Stacy Jane King
Stacy Jane King

Matt Ludwig lol could have stayed home and hunted here ;)

Denise Acsay
Denise Acsay

Send them up herer, the raccoon got most of ours.

Adam Woehler
Adam Woehler

All those people who go turkey hunting and never see a turkey...

Keith Stephens
Keith Stephens

Awfully bold considering the gun bill was defeated.

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