Questions, facts, observations, and our personal experiences with they who are ridiculous: The Turkey.
- What is their purpose besides being delicious?
- We call their young Gobblets.
- How is that weird looking wobbly red thing on the males supposed to intrigue females? I get the feathers but that?
- They speak Gobbletygook.
- What is a herd or flock of them called?
- How can they fly so gracefully with those fat torsos? Imagine trying to throw a turkey across your yard.
- What makes them look as if they’ve just gone through a wind tunnel?
- What’s with the beady little black eyes?
- Why did the turkey cross the road…today, yesterday, the day before, the week before, tomorrow most likely, every time we drive into town.
- They like bird seed and cat food.
- Why do my cats think they have a chance at bagging one of these?
- We have one in a tub outside our front door right now. It was too big for us to eat on Thanksgiving. We bought it at the store BTW. Last one. The glares of the people behind us……
- My husband is very good at mimicking their call. I told him to be careful around the ladies.
- What do you call a lone female? Hen Solo! My husband made that one up. 🙂
- We saw a male proudly displaying his feathers in all their glory standing amongst a bunch of hens who seemed completely oblivious to his presence. Our 15 year old said “Day 47 and they still haven’t noticed me”.
- If a Tom turkey fluffs up in the forest and no one is there to see him, is he still impressive?
Here are some trail cam videos. Enjoy!