Have You Seen This Turkey? Last Seen Escaping Through The Kitchen Window.

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F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 640

Wild Turkey

Why did they let the turkey join the band?

Because he had the drumsticks

Interesting Fact: As Wild Turkey numbers dwindled through the early twentieth century, people began to look for ways to reintroduce this valuable game bird. Initially they tried releasing farm turkeys into the wild but those birds didn’t survive. In the 1940s, people began catching wild birds and transporting them to other areas. Such transplantations allowed Wild Turkeys to spread to all of the lower 48 states (plus Hawaii) and parts of southern Canada.  ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wild_Turkey/lifehistory )

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19 Comments

  1. The first time I saw one of these run across the road, here in New Jersey, it was so big, I thought it was an emu! So much for being Mr. Natural History.

    • Hehehe. Yeah that would be surprising to se in NJ. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. There are wild turkeys all over urban Boston. Parking lots — always in parking lots!

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