turkey, turkey, turkey
- Turkeys are able to adapt to a wide variety of habitats.
However, most turkeys are found in hardwood forests with
- The best time to see a turkey is on a warm clear day or in a
- Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was
conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of
turkeys would drop dead.
- Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.
- Turkeys spend the night in trees. They fly to their roosts
- Turkeys fly to the ground at first light and feed until
mid-morning. Feeding resumes in mid-afternoon.
- Gobbling starts before sunrise and can continue through most
of the morning.
in the backs of their heads?
- A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field
of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they
continue to elude some hunters.
they're fast, too!
- A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour.
They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between
50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.
close, yet so far
- Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
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