Bush turkeys on Tomewin

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Bush turkeys on Tomewin

Postby Uncle Just » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:16 pm

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensl ... qfncs.html

Anyone who has ridden these roads knows that these birds pose a great risk when descending. I've encountered them at high speed on that same road and to say they are undecided in which way to go is an understatement. You have an extremely short time to react hoping they choose to evade you. Best wishes for a full recovery.

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Re: Bush turkeys on Tomewin

Postby RonK » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:34 pm

It's a dangerous road to descend at speed. Steep, with poor sightlines through the forest and a t-junction with Currumbin Valley road at the foot of the steepest pitch make it deadly. There have been fatalities there in the past.
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Re: Bush turkeys on Tomewin

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:54 am

:shock:

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Re: Bush turkeys on Tomewin

Postby adam0bmx0 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:56 pm

Damn that sucks!

I actually cycled on that road last weekend (took a trip down from Brisbane, missis went paddle boarding/beach, I went for a 70km ride :D )

Great roads, didn't see any Turkeys.

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Re: Bush turkeys on Tomewin

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:56 am

One of my friends, has a sister that is a friend of his and said that he is a real nice bloke. He is in a bad way. :(

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Re: Bush turkeys on Tomewin

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:35 am

Those birds are daft. Dumber than kangaroos. No road sense at all.

There are a nesting pair near Taronga Zoo. Fortunately they hang out close to the zoo carparks, so sightlines are good.

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Re: Bush turkeys on Tomewin

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:32 pm

Latest update.

He is doing well and they are happy with his progress. He has had metal plate in his skull as his skull was pushed inwards and they had to push it back out. Facial mouth area was badly damaged. All his ribs are shattered and they are not sure if he has spinal injury yet. Still in coma few more days yet. But they are happy with his progress.

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Re: Bush turkeys on Tomewin

Postby trailgumby » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:38 pm

Depressed skull fracture and *all his ribs*? :shock: Wow. Glad he's still with us

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