Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One That Gets to Walk Away

This lucky fellow (gal) has no idea what happens to millions of his domestic farm raised counterparts.

Taken today at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. This was a close as he (she) would let me get! Just think, if Ben Franklin had his way, this would be our national bird. Wild turkeys are plentiful and a popular hunting subject here in Missouri.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Larry & Carol said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too. He wouldn't have gotten away if I had my way :-).

Larry & Carol said...

Actually that is a she and wouldn't be legat to shot anyway.

Louise said...

I wanted a good turkey picture for today, but I only had photos of some far out in the field at my dad's house near Nixa. They were not good, like this.

jel said...

yes they r , had a few of them passby our house the other day!

I love to hear them talk. You should hear them when they go to roost, very cool!

hope your day was a good one!

photowannabe said...

A Happy belated Thanksgiving to you too Mike. I saw my first wild turkeys in this area last week. I guess they were trying to escape the hatchet too.