Wild Turkeys in the yard video

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    A group of 18 turkeys have found the cracked corn I feed the wild mallards. They are letting me get close to them now. They will come as close as a foot from me. They also drink out of the pond too.



    Here is one up a tree eating berries

    [​IMG]Turkey eating berries by A & R Photography, on Flickr
     
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    Careful @RobAmy - they can turn mean fast!
     
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    Yes they can and they can become very territorial also. More so during the breeding season. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    We've had wild turkeys around from time to time - they are definitely worse during breeding season. They will go after people, dogs and even cars. Of course geese and swans will do the same thing - it's just always kind of shocking!
     
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    Abundance of beautiful wild life in your yard!
     
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    I once got chased by big turkeys in my Aunties farm yard when I was a child. I ran as fast as I could and slammed the screen door shut behind me! They chased me right to the old farm house.
     
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    About 4 or 5 years ago I was walking in the woods, saw a little bird in the brush along the trail. That little bird quickly turned into a giant bird running at me. I ran about as fast as I ever have, and the turkey gave up after about 100 feet. The little bird was one of its babies. At that point, it was still fairly new information that turkeys were living around here, and I had no idea they were mating.

    I have not seen an increase in population, so I'm not sure if they've been very successful. I still tend to see one male and one female, and this year they only appeared in my yard once.
     
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    We have a huge flock, they stay out in the farm field, every now and then some will wander into the yard, not very often.
     
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    We’ve got them here, but they stay away from the dogs. We’ve got all kinds of wildlife. I’d like to see more of them, tge pheasent and quail.
     
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