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Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Description:

Driving through a wildlife area, found some of these wandering through someone's yard. Can't believe I got a shot this close.

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6 Comments

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 8 years ago

There were several together near the raod at someones house running free - no fences. Cant believe I got such a close picture. I have seen several others 100 - 150 yards away, but i came righ up on these by accident. Perfect close up in focus.

DarleneKBoggs
DarleneKBoggs 8 years ago

Greg, I just posted a few pictures of "my" wild turkeys for comparison. They're not as crisp as I'd like, but they were taken through a window & the turkeys were anout 100 yds from the house. The one of 2 of them running is what happened when I tried to sneak outside to get a better shot! They should come up if you click on my name.

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 8 years ago

Thanks DarleneKBoggs, hoping it was a wild one. It was wandering with serveral others near a wildlife area.

DarleneKBoggs
DarleneKBoggs 8 years ago

He looks exactly like the wild turkeys that visit my yard several times a week!

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 8 years ago

There were several together.

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Was it alone? It looks pretty pudgy for a Wild Turkey, and Wild toms tend to keep a flock with them.

GregMasteller
Spotted by
GregMasteller

Marion, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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