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post #1 of 14
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There were actually some wild turkeys in my and my neighbors back yards the other day. I have never seen any in this town before so of course I had to take pics!...I couldn't get too great of a shot but I did take a couple that aren't too bad, lol!







post #2 of 14
Aww, that is so sweet! We see wild turkeys around here all the time. It is very normal. But every time I see them I still get excited!! Corny I know! But I just think they are so cute!! We had one turkey that came to our yard every day and I would like to look out at him and watch him. We named him Thomas. Haven't seen him in a while. I just hope he's okay and moved on.
post #3 of 14
We have lots of wild turkey's around here. A few years ago there was one hanging around roosting in my neighbor's garage and it followed him over here. The cats didn't know what to make of it.
post #4 of 14
We have wild turkeys here in major suburbia.
post #5 of 14
Aren't they neat? I see them at my parents' house all the time! They're Jess' favourite animal
post #6 of 14
We used to have wild turkeys all the time at my old house in NJ. My uncle joked it's where we got Thanksgiving Dinner.

We also had a family of groundhogs living under our shed, deer ("Mama" would just about eat out of my mom's hands), turkeys, pheasants, bears ... I miss all that wildlife
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We have a herd (gaggle, flock, group....?) of turkeys that come through the woods in our backyard each fall. And I mean at least 50 of them! The only thing I can think of is the whole family gets together and celebrate not getting eaten for Thanksgiving! I think they are so cool. The dogs go crazy (they are in a fenced in yard) and the turkeys don't pay any attention to them.

Ok, so what IS the proper name for a group of turkeys? Are they a herd?
post #8 of 14
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Ok, so what IS the proper name for a group of turkeys? Are they a herd?
Flock is the proper term.
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Flock is the proper term.
Thanks! I knew "herd" didn't sound right.
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We have a herd (gaggle, flock, group....?) of turkeys that come through the woods in our backyard each fall. And I mean at least 50 of them! The only thing I can think of is the whole family gets together and celebrate not getting eaten for Thanksgiving! I think they are so cool. The dogs go crazy (they are in a fenced in yard) and the turkeys don't pay any attention to them.

Ok, so what IS the proper name for a group of turkeys? Are they a herd?


I live in wisconsin, and they're very common here. They are pretty big birds, they're really neat! We do have a hunting season for them here though. But I think it's just bow-hunting, which is really hard so I'm sure most end up okay.
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I live in wisconsin, and they're very common here. They are pretty big birds, they're really neat! We do have a hunting season for them here though. But I think it's just bow-hunting, which is really hard so I'm sure most end up okay.
Ya hey dere! I am moving back to WI in a little over 2 weeks. Where I was there (Montello) turkeys were a common sight, but very skittish birds. When a big flock moved through I always though they looked like small dinosaurs, lol!
Saw one big male that came to our yard, don't know if he was displaying for a lady or trying to PO another male, but he got into total display mode, I was floored. No camera near me of course, by the time I ran and got it he had moved on. Stunning display, he looked HUGE! (and beautiful, no one else in the house was awake either to see him, this was at about 6am)
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Ya hey dere! I am moving back to WI in a little over 2 weeks. Where I was there (Montello) turkeys were a common sight, but very skittish birds. When a big flock moved through I always though they looked like small dinosaurs, lol!
Saw one big male that came to our yard, don't know if he was displaying for a lady or trying to PO another male, but he got into total display mode, I was floored. No camera near me of course, by the time I ran and got it he had moved on. Stunning display, he looked HUGE! (and beautiful, no one else in the house was awake either to see him, this was at about 6am)
Neat! Yeah they are really hard to get up close too, b/c they get spooked easily. I was walking through the pasture at my parent's farm and all of a sudden a big huge turkey flew up and away. He was really big and awkward flying, I think they can fly for short distances but not very gracefully. It really startled me though! I think he heard us walking and freaked out.

Oh and yay for moving back to Wisconsin I love it here, I live by the river and bluffs and it's really pretty
post #13 of 14
The ones in SC are mean little buggers. I was coming home from a trip one night about 4 a.m. and a whole flock of them were in the road. I got out and tried to shoo them away and they chased me back to my truck. They finally went away after about 15 minutes.
post #14 of 14
It would be fine if I say.......
Just kidding!...

Great pic´s!......
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