This turkey is voting for Christmas after finding a home at Dickleburgh pub
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015
Turkeys may not vote for Christmas. But one might just feel like it has topped the polls.
The bird - unsurprisingly now named Lucky - has escaped the Christmas table, and has now taken up residence at a Norfolk pub.
She owes her freedom to a passing remark by Lizzie Brake, the vegetarian landlady of the Dickleburgh Crown, near Diss, who mentioned her butcher, Michael Wilby, that she would like to rescue a turkey.
She thought little more of it until, days later, Mr Wilby arrived in the pub with a bird under his arm.
'People in the pub thought it was hilarious. He named her Lucky when he brought her in. We had the conversation a little while ago and it was a throw away comment, but Michael took it at face value.'
The 10 month old Norfolk Black has since become a star attraction at the pub. 'She's made guest appearances in the pub and she's been popular. She's very friendly and I think she's quite cute,' Miss Brake, 34, added.
'Michael chose Lucky because she was getting bullied and pecked by the other turkeys.
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Mr Wilby, who owns the Rushall Farm Shop, said it started as a practical joke and he took pity on the turkey.
He said: 'She's a vegetarian so we always have a bit of banter. I normally give the pubs I supply their Christmas dinner but I couldn't give her a bag of vegetables.'
Miss Brake is now planning to get another bird to keep Lucky company.
'They live up to ten years so I will be having her for a long time,' she added.