Dr Chris in news re Bernard Matthews bird flu outbreak

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here...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6328889.stm

[Edit made an hour or two later: Not any more, though. Darn those BBC web site people]
« Last Edit: 04/02/2007 10:59:00 by Ben Aldhouse »

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Dr Chris in news re Bernard Matthews bird flu outbreak
« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2007 10:01:54 »
Wow Thats a bit scarry, even though they say they think they will be able to keep it from posing a threat to the people over there.

Wow how far is suffolk from London, or is it a suburb or on the outskirts or what?

I do see it is on the coast but how far from london?
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« Reply #2 on: 04/02/2007 10:10:26 »
It would take more than a few hours for a turkey from Suffolk to get to London, I would think. It would depend on whether or not someone gave it a lift and what they were driving, though. Do turkeys fly?

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« Reply #3 on: 04/02/2007 12:59:59 »
They can fly, but I have never seen one fly more then a bout 50 6o ft if that! My friend used to raise them.. I really don't know if they fly farther or higher.. I suspect so! That must be because they were dometicated..that they did not go far.. I do know they also clipped their wings too....


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Domesticated turkeys can't, but wild turkeys can fly up to 55 mph for short distances. They're also fast on their feet, hitting land speeds of up to 25 mph. 

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