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wild turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Description:

When I saw it from a distance I thought it was a buzzard or a colorless turkey; however, as I began to wait for it to walk closer to me, it began to look more and more like a straight-up, giant, black chicken without any red flubber on its beak. The moment it noticed me it made a really loud, obnoxious noise, and it started running. At that moment, I began to drive after it for pictures. It ran in SUCH a hilarious manner. It ran just like a chicken, running for its life. Only it didn't flap its wings but it darted into a forest opening and started running deep into the forest.

Habitat:

Forests, in the opening. Not too deep inside.

Notes:

They are hilarious, little creatures. ( ^ω^ )

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4 Comments

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

never hurting them, i never in any way sneak up on them.

it also depends on the bird if it is used to people they tend to be much more friendly.

beachbum732
beachbum732 7 years ago

Why would you chase this bird?

If you approach wildlife and they begin to retreat or become vocal, they are likely feeling threatened.

You should keep a distance that does not disturb them.

Cjagentdave
Cjagentdave 7 years ago

Blurry and cool

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

i love chasing them they are soo funny.

SafariGabe
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SafariGabe

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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