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Wild Turkey Chick

Meleagris gallopavo


Not 100% on the species, but that seems to be the most common if not only species in Ohio. If anyone else knows better, feel free to let me know in the comments! I found a nest of chicks next to my driveway, and they were all stumbling out of the nest and very near the driveway. This one kept falling over on its back, and it looked like it was being kicked out of the nest. I put it back on its feet a few times, and eventually it seemed to be able to follow its siblings, but after a few minutes their momma came bursting out of the trees gobbling at me! They all hurried back into the woods after that, and I was happy to let them go back to doing whatever turkeys do. :)


Edge of deciduous forest, rural area

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2015
Submitted on Apr 20, 2017

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