Luckily we have the monopoly on opposable thumbs

Yesterday, due to lack of fridge space, I needed alternate storage for the turkey until Thanksgiving.  The weather channel forecasted reasonable temperatures for outdoor turkey storage for the next day so I placed it in a 5 gallon drink cooler and plopped the bird outside in the low 40°’s to thaw.  This morning I went outside to retrieve the turkey for Operation: Brine-the-Bird, I looked outside for the turkey but returned empty handed.  I asked my dad and he said he put it into his truck to keep the animals from opening the cooler.  Good thinking, except the cooler is screw-top, if a raccoon and the non-existent-thumb strength to get the top off, he’s a better mammal than I and can have the turkey.