Chilli the dog is taken for a walk by an Australian bushturkey


Fowl play! Friendly turkey tries to take Chilli the dog for a walk by tugging its lead but the pooch chases him away

  • Joanne Righetti had just taken her pet Chilli for a walk in Sydney, Australia 
  • Ms Righetti let go of her dog’s leash after returning to her garden after the walk
  • An Australian bushturkey approached  Chilli and tried to pick up his leash 

An Australian brushturkey tried its best to take its four-legged friend for a walk in Sydney, Australia.

Joanne Righetti filmed this funny video showing the turkey pulling her dog’s lead with its beak in an attempt to make the pooch move. The dog, Chilli, appeared more than happy to chase the turkey back.

Righetti told Storyful that the bird lived in her neighbour’s garden and liked following her and Chilli’s walk every morning.

‘The turkey follows us and when we get home he likes to grab the lead. My dog is very tolerant and looks a bit bamboozled by his actions,’ Righetti said.

This is the moment an Australian Brushturkey attempted to take Chilli the dog for a walk in Sydney, Australia

Chilli wasn't too impressed when the bird tried to pull at his leash after returning from a walk

Chilli wasn’t too impressed when the bird tried to pull at his leash after returning from a walk

The Australian brushturkey is a protected species that can be found in New South Wales and Queensland.

Last month in New South wales, a goose called Tony was filmed thinking he was a dog. 

Footage, filmed in New South Wales, Australia, shows the goose joining in with his pal William and honking in response every time the dog barks.

The hilarious ‘conversation’ is watched by another bemused dog called Betty who looks on excitedly.

Tony’s owner said: ‘Tony the goose was hatched by a chicken after he was abandoned as an egg. Now he thinks he is a dog!’

She said William and Tony have a wonderful friendship as she commented on their video ‘Tony Rigatoni and his best buddy William. He just loves him, I have no idea why, but its very wholesome. ‘

Tony lives with a collection of other animals apart from the dogs, including a Quaker parrot called Eggboi, a cockatiel called Yaga, two horses named Henry and Jay, and Dot the chicken who hatched him.

After being accosted several times Chilli turned around and encouraged the bird to leave him alone

After being accosted several times Chilli turned around and encouraged the bird to leave him alone

The goose was a year old on November 21 and his owner posted a video of him and Dot devouring a watermelon birthday ‘cake’.

She said: ‘It’s hard to believe that on this day a year ago Dot hatched out a tiny yellow ball of fluff that could fit in the palm of my hand, which has now transformed into this big honky handsome man!

‘He is Dot’s personal body guard, befriender of doggos, destroyer of watering cans and a healer of broken hearts with his absolute head empty energy. Completely loveable even though he is currently a hormonal goblin. My stupid chunky ham man.’

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