Wild Turkey Surprise

I was working on the computer, windows open, listening to the sound of the neighbor’s dog barking, when suddenly I heard a really weird sound that I was pretty sure was NOT a dog. When I looked out the front window, I saw a wild turkey in our yard! About 10 feet from the window! Then I saw another one – looked like a male and a female – just walking through on their way up the sage covered hillside across the way. I ran to grab my camera so I wouldn’t miss them, but I needn’t have worried, there were more coming. There must have been about 8 or 9 humungous wild turkeys (taller than our black lab) just ambling through the yard! I took this first photo through the kitchen blinds – it’s a female, with a male in front (his head is behind the post):

Then, I chanced going outside on our porch to see if I could get any other photos. They ran a bit when I came out, but I still managed to click off a few, like this one:

There are actually 4 turkeys in this shot, but I cropped out all but one because they blend in so well it would be hard to see unless you saw the original high-res shot. I also scared one of the stragglers, and let me tell you, wild turkeys can SO fly. LOL. It was noisy and probably will never go far distances, but it got him to the hill to hide in the sage quickly. Then they gobbled amongst themselves as they continued on their journey. How cool is that?

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2 Responses to Wild Turkey Surprise

  1. Karyn says:

    Wow, how neat! What a great afternoon diversion. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Vicki says:

    That is so cool – lol, when something like that happens here, I never have any film in the camera. Great pics!!

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