It is our sad duty to let you know Tom(Bob) the Turkey was hit by a car some time Sunday. I saw him on Saturday evening on my way downtown. For anyone that drives Main Street on a regular basis he will be sorely missed. RIP Tom the Turkey. 1/16/2011
Yesterday I finally got a picture of Woodstock resident Tom the Turkey! I have been trying to get a picture since we first saw Tom in September. Either I did not have my camera or the phone took a bad photo every time I saw him. If you are unfamiliar with Tom, he resides in a field on Main Street just South of downtown Woodstock.
The first time we saw Tom he was sitting on a fence, everyone in the car was stunned to see a wild turkey in downtown Woodstock. After that we kept watch and started to see him on a regular basis. Going into November we were concerned he would end up on a dining room table; however, I am sure wild turkeys are not near a flavorful as a store-bought bird. Yesterday was the first time we have seen Tom since Thanksgiving; glad he made it.
Some things we know Tom has done since residing in Woodstock include chasing a bicycle rider, stopping traffic while crossing Main Street, and playing hide and seek under a pick up when some kids were chasing him. As for Tom’s diet, we know there are lots of corn kernels along the sidewalk where he resides. Tom also received a pardon from Mayor Donnie Henriques a while back….not sure why and what he was “pardoned for” but the mayor knows he is around. Someone also made a sign for Tom’s Domain. Seems Tom the Turkey is well-respected and liked in Woodstock. Hope you get to see him.