You got caught in a sting and most embarrassing of all, they weren't real turkeys, they were robots.
Tiny radio-controlled motors allow wildlife officers to move a decoy's head, ears, and tail. The robots even have shiny reflective eyes, just like the real thing.
The robotic decoys come in several varieties including black bear, white-tail deer, and even a swimming moose.
Photo: Custom Robotic Wildlife
"The people that shoot at decoys are wildlife thieves, said Lt. Steve Lane. "They're not hunters."