One of the coolest things about living in the country is the occasional wildlife that stops by. In this post, I share the wild turkeys and some fun facts about them in this Wild Turkey Sighting Post.
Oliver and Kink Kitty When Turkeys Drop By
Here are some fun facts about wild turkeys in Ohio. The wild turkey returned to the state after many years of absence. This bird once inhabited forested areas of the entire state, providing food and sport for Native Americans and early Ohio settlers. By 1904 there were no more wild turkeys in Ohio. You can imagine what a treat it is to hear the turkeys in the woods around our home.
In 2014 a flock of wild turkey visited. It was the first time I ever spotted them so close and outdoors. Here are a few of the photos I took of that encounter. I want to note that it is super important to keep your distance from wildlife like the turkey. The wild turkey is Ohio’s largest upland game bird and can attack you! The critter stands three to four feet tall and weighing up to 24 pounds. Keep your distance! They will gobble and let you know to back off!
At first, I thought it might be one of the eagles that nest close by but as I looked closer the bird was much ‘fatter’ and its head was small. As I got about 10 feet of the tree where these creatures were nesting I noticed there were 8 of them just above me…. they were turkeys. I had NEVER seen such a sight in my backyard.
Just a few weeks before spotting the turkey in my backyard I had spotted a flock of turkeys walking across the street in a Brighton, Michigan subdivision. I couldn’t believe there was wild turkey walking in town. Just look at that landscape!
They just keep on walking like no big deal….
Welcome Wildlife To Your Backyard
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One of my husbands and my favorite places to drive through year-round is Oak Openings Preserve in Toledo Ohio. Today we happen to see what