There is a WILD TURKEY in my yard!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by rooster-red, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    About 30 minutes ago I was out in the yard and noticed a large bird wandering around at the edge of the woods, so I ran to get my camera.

    I think its an Eastern Wild Turkey, but I don't know much about turkeys.

    I've never seen one in the wild before in my 43 years, but had read that they were making a comeback here in the Southeast.

    I'm still a little stunned to see it walk out of the woods, it won't let me get closer than about 60 feet from it, and boy can it run!

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  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] LEE!!! That is soooo cool!!! I've never even seen a wild one much less had one in my yard!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great shots. We get those in our yard every so often. Their so cool looking.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Back home where I lived in Georgia we had 13 turkey hens that traveled through the property and across the driveway every day. I miss seeing them. I have never seen one up here in Va.
     
  5. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!!!The pictures look like................Well, Its like finding sasquach!!WOW!! [​IMG]
     
  6. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
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    We have them in the woods across the road from us. One day I was out riding and was flew up right in front of us. I jumped but my mare looked back at me like I was crazy. I wasn't scared it just surprised me but she knew it was there. When we lived in Kansas I'd go out riding in the pasture and the pheasants would fly right up in front of the horses. I was sad living in Nebraska and not seeing turkey but now they are all around.[​IMG]
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    I have so many turkeys here in fact chickens are more rare than turkeys here. I think I counted 30-35 turkeys last week!
     
  8. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i see wild turkeys almost very day where i live even tom turkeys and i see the baby poults a lot to
     
  9. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two weeks ago I had to stop on the road to let about 16 of them to cross. A couple were mixed with white feathering.
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    How cool is that!!!!

    We had a wild Tom run down our driveway a couple of weeks ago - and some early mornings I can hear the gobble gobble going on - sounds SO cool! [​IMG] I wish I had had my camera - a guy that was here and saw the turkey on our driveway - said it was the biggest darn tom he had ever seen!
     

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