Got a pic today. In honor of his Native American heritage, I have named him "Dances With Ninjas."
It looks like a young jake...I don't see any spurs or a beard though so it's gotta be young.
I had a full size dog attack me once , I kicked back 5 times after it launched at me 4 times in a row until it finally just stand there growling.
a turkey is at best 30 pounds , if you punch , it kick it , it stands no chance against you , and those beaks don't bite that hard if you grab it by the head and pin it down all it has left to attack you with are claws which will not kill you.
Our ancestors are laughing out loud at us from running away from wild turkeys.
If you have a motorcycle jacket and gloves and some boots and riding pants the turkey has absolutely nothing to harm you with , specially if you leave the helmet on , you can just stand there and laugh at it as it nibbles your boot or glove.
Also Turkeys if you notice are not jumping at the neck of their victims , a dog would kill you if it brings you down , the turkey will stand up to you and MAYBE try to pecker at you, if you run it will chase you, show it no fear and it may not even bother with you.
If it does happen to attack you , hold your ground and provide either a swift kick it's feathered chest or punch it hard on the head , it will know you are not fucking around and leave,if you still feel like it is too much of a challenge to you grab a stick and give it a swift pocking or strike it hard on the side , don't kill it unless you are hungry.
You need to get out of the city. Turkeys don't bite, they use spurs. They don't peck you, they use spurs. Turkeys fly. If a turkey wants to fight, they will fly and use spurs (and claws) to kick the fuck out of whatever they can.
Wild turkeys just try to intimidate people when they've gotten used to being around them. People give them their space and the turkey gets an ego. I've never heard of anyone actually standing their ground and fighting a turkey. I have however sat in the woods and watched toms fight each other. I can tell you that I would NEVER want to be in the middle of that mess. I've also seen what their spurs do to my plastic decoys.
I don't know. Maybe you are some kind of tennis playing ninja tough guy that can super punch wild turkeys while they try to spur your face off. I don't know. I DO know that I'd love to watch you fight a truly agressive turkey that was intent on inflicting harm on you. If you ever get the opportunity, please please please get it on video.