Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hand Turkey Gallery
The North American Hand Turkey is an indigenous species to North America, almost exclusively found in the United States. The species was developed shortly after the event "The First Thanksgiving" to both commemorate and communicate information about such an event. The hand turkey is often found in flocks, most frequently around schools. However, a solo hand turkey is not an uncommon sight. Today, in this gallery, you will see two of such solo hand turkeys.
Press "2" to hear about the first turkey in this exhibit.
Press "3" to hear about the second turkey in this exhibit.
Now, here is an excellent classic example of the North American Hand Turkey. Note the strong, finger feather spread of this specimen. This bird also exhibits the classic autumnal colors of a hand turkey: orange and brown, though reds and yellows are common as well. Rainbow hand turkeys are also frequently spotted and a delight to the avid hand turkey watcher. More striking about this example is the pilgrim hat that this turkey is wearing. Hand turkeys enjoy wearing pilgrim gear and can even be found wearing bonnets (on the female hand turkeys) and buckles shoes (on both genders.) The buckle hat on this bird clearly indicates a male and the word cloud tells us that this is an older bird. Mature hand turkeys do develop speaking ability usually saying "Happy Thanksgiving." This hand turkey is speaking English and wishing "Florian" a happy thanksgiving. This is highly unorthodox, as Florian is German who is living in Austria right now. It seems as if this hand turkey is on a migration to Europe. Very unusual. Perhaps this bird is bringing goodwill as an ambassador of the hand turkeys? Maybe the hand turkey civilization has advanced so far that they have a government and are looking to gain allies in non-hand turkey settle countries? Are the hand turkeys looking to start a war? Does our government have a plan to deal with the inevitable take over by hand turkeys? Should we stock up on buckle hats, shoes and bonnets now?
Dear hand turkeys, please be gentle.
-Your loyal follower.
Press "4" to hear the conclusion of this exhibit.
Thank you for visiting the limited run of the North American Hand Turkey gallery. Please leave your audio guide at the door and visit the gift shop, where all the proceeds from today's purchases will be donated to the fight against the hand turkey invasion fund.