It all began late Christmas Day when Mrs Susan Tully insisted that Mr Ian Tully put the remnants of the 22lb bird into the spare fridge in the garage. After an initial struggle, Mrs Tully had overpowered her husband and eventually the bird took up the whole fridge displacing Mr Tully’s stock of Fosters and bottles of Becks
Despite several days of intense negotiation and return visits to the fridge, the bird remains in situ and although a little smaller, resolute in the defence of its new home. Backed by Mrs Tully and their two daughters, the bird’s stance is now gathering a groundswell of favour from Mrs Black and Mrs Eden from across the road, as well as many other female supporters
“It’s all too often that beer dominates the spare fridge and it’s about time that a family asset dominated proceedings” says Mrs Tully.
Yesterday’s frontal attack by Mr Tully attempted to gain a foothold by balancing some bottles in the door of the fridge but this led to several casualties, relatives of the bottles have been informed
The turkey has now blocked off the fridge light so any attempt to see how much is left by sneaking the door open will be foiled, much like the turkey is at present. Last reports say that some parts of the turkey have now occupied the salad crisper and are setting up an ambush from behind the yellowing brussel sprout stalk
Specialist negotiators have been called in and even include some of the police officers involved in the Raoul Moat standoff earlier this year. Although a generally calm man, Mr Tully has armed himself with two carving knives and is thinking through his next moves
An early end to this situation is not expected