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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 02:34 PM
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Motorcyclist Killed In Collision With Turkey Buzzard
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HOLLAND TWP. -- A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision Friday after tangling with a low-flying turkey buzzard, township police said.

Joseph M. Maglori, 35, of Piscataway, N.J., was driving a yellow Ducati 900 motorcycle south on Route 627 when the fatal crash occurred about 7:15 p.m., police said.

Witnesses told police the buzzard slammed into Maglori's helmet and the motorcyclist then tried to fight off the 10- to 15-pound bird.

The motorcycle veered into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a stopped vehicle just north of Phillips Road, police said.

Joyce Stangle of Sciota, Pa., had stopped her vehicle after seeing the motorcyclist struggling with the buzzard, police said.

http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/nj/index.ssf?/base/...
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 02:38 PM
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1. my god
what a fowl way to go!
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 02:47 PM
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4. I sure laughed at that. Bet you went for The Far Side also.
:loveya:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 02:42 PM
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2. He gets what he deserves for riding a YELLOW furrin motorcycle
:spank:
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 02:44 PM
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3. Is it that buzzard that escaped in Germany?
How the hell did he get over here?

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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 03:58 PM
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11. a failed head landing attempt?
It certainly would be an interesting, if tragic, chain of events.

:hi:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 02:50 PM
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5. Man is that going to be an unusual wake
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 02:56 PM
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6. Deawwy Bewwuved..........we are hewe todaaaaaaaay
It was a shame to lose him

(everyone standing around in the circle tries desperately not to start laughing)
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 03:00 PM
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7. "How he offended VULTOR, God of the feathered dead, we do not know
but we can assume he is in a better place now. He died as he lived, screaming like a maniac and fighting a giant bird..."

Think it will be closed casket? Will feathers be sticking out?
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 03:19 PM
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8. SNARF
that is sooooooo bad
and sooooooooooo funny :D
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 03:40 PM
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9. An old boss of mine drove his motorcycle THROUGH a deer once.
He was in the hospital for months. When he finally returned to work he commented that although it was a particularly quick way to both kill and gut a deer at the same time, he wouldn't recommend it.
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 03:42 PM
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10. All I can think of is Fabio's encounter with a goose on a rollercoaster
I can't believe it's A GOOOSE!
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 06:00 PM
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12. an adult turkey vulture can have a five-foot wingspan ...
They aren't especially territorial or vicious around humans (I've looked after them before). They can be somewhat awkward in flight, just due to the wing size -- sounds like an accidental entanglement rather than a deliberate attack, or even a surprised bird lashing out.
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