PEORIA, Ariz. (KSAZ)
On Saturday, Peoria police found a turkey wandering the streets and asked the public for their help to connect the bird with its owner.
Farmer Eddie said he didn't even know one of his babies was missing until Sunday morning when he got a phone call from his neighbor.
"Said I know it's your turkeys cause they had em on TV last night, yesterday evening she said I know it's your turkey....I said well I don't know, I don't think mine would have gone that far but I got up and counted them this morning and yeah they're gone," said Eddie.
It was a rough night on the ranch for Farmer Eddie and his livestock.
"There's three or four of them missing so I'm sure the coyotes got the other ones...they killed my llama last night too," said Eddie.
Eddie says even though people may call the turkeys stupid, they are actually pretty smart unlike some other birds Eddie has cared for.
"Rios and emus, so stupid they are the stupidest thing there ever was they got a brain the size of a peanut, they are really the stupidest animal I've ever seen in my life," said Eddie.
Eddie says the bird, although they are his business, are also his babies.
After being reunited and took pictures to remember the moment, Eddie added again that he is thankful to be together again.
"So what is this birds fate after? Keep the pretty ones so you keep making pretty ones."
Eddie has invited FOX 10's Marcy Jones down to his farm for Thanksgiving prep so this isn't goodbye, it's just a "see you in November."