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Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Description:

A large, multi-colored bird that rarely flies.

Habitat:

Not native to Oregon, these were imported from the eastern part of the continent to provide hunting. They have certainly taken hold.

Notes:

These males of the gang of turkeys were "dragging the gut", what we used to call cruising Willamette Street in Eugene looking for hookups. They were not at all concerned about traffic.

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5 Comments

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 8 years ago

Yup, I guess we can say that Eugene officially has 'gangs', just the feathered kind. It is startling; wonder if the homeless are enjoying the feast.

emessmer
emessmer 8 years ago

Spotted them at 8th and Lincoln last week! Couldn't believe my eyes!

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 8 years ago

thanks! There were over a dozen females to show off to.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Nice series!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Were many females around?

shebebusynow
Spotted by
shebebusynow

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Mar 4, 2012
Submitted on Mar 16, 2012

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