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20201123_075300 (2).jpgI just happened to glance out the window and this is what I saw.

 

I haven't seen this large of a gaggle in several years.

 

Happy Thanksgiving All!

 

 

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Re: Turkey Dinner came to me!

@kare29 maybe they were tipped off and they're making a run for it!

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Re: Turkey Dinner came to me!

By any chance do you live in maine? I see them so often here.

When you lose some one you L~O~V~E, that Memory of them, becomes a TREASURE.
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Re: Turkey Dinner came to me!

I actually cooked one of those back home one time when a hunter relative brought one by!  It was very very good!

 

I injected it with spices and such and put bacon on the outside and it was great!  

 

I always love to see them on the hoof too, but haven't encountered one where we live now.

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Good picture @kare29. I see turkeys sometimes too in my backyard,

usually early in the morning. 

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We get the same thing around here. NY/NJ area. We live in a wooded area and they travel in herds or gaggles or something like that. We have one we call the Lone Turkey as he always travels alone. He seems to have a leg injury and hops. I guess he is an outcast from the herd. Don't feed them, you will never get rid of them.

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Once when walking my dogs I saw a couple on a tree branch.  Then one more flew up to join them and the whole branch broke off.  Such a fuss they made.

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Re: Turkey Dinner came to me!

@kare29 

 

Every now and then, I see this kind of scene in the woods near my house.  I love hearing them making a fuss Cat LOL

 

One year, a large male with all feathers flashing, was making a play for a lone hen.  He was giving it his best prancing around, back and forth and she wasn't having it.  Just ignored him.

 

Eventually, I think he just walked away.  Made me a little sad.

 

I had never seen a male turkey in the wild, but they are glorious creatures.

 

After that, I felt extremely guilty eating ANY turkey Cat Sad

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What a great Thanksgiving card you received, @kare29 !

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I bet wild turkeys are tough.