Locals in Reading, Massachusetts, pay homage to wild turkey whose refusal to let limp define him has been an inspiration
No one can quite remember when Limpy first arrived in Reading. But it quickly became apparent that life in this small Massachusetts town would never be the same.
Limpy, who is a turkey, quickly charmed residents. His right leg doesnt quite work properly, and his rolling gait made Limpy stand out from the other wild turkeys in town as did his singular disregard for traffic laws and peoples property.
Hes very confident, very nonchalant, just does his thing, said Kristen Bruce Lachance, a Reading resident who started a Facebook page Limpy the Town Turkey in his honor. He just does not care.
Bruce Lachance set up the page in October, and it has since amassed 4,500 followers not bad for a town of only 25,000 people. Members post photos and videos of Limpy, and update each other on his whereabouts. Recent clips show Limpy atop a telegraph pole, apparently bedding down for the night.
Many show the turkey engaged in his favorite pastime: disrupting traffic. Limpy particularly enjoys hobbling down the center of a busy road during rush hour, and also pursuing vehicles.