In honor of one of the coolest creatures in the wild, today I thought I would post a few obscure facts about the Wild Turkey. You may already know most of these facts, but it would take a true turkey guru to know all of them. Without further delay, here are my favorite facts about the Wild Turkey:
|Male strutting for female|
|Male hunting for food|
|Recently hatched poults|
10. Ben Franklin didn't like the idea of the bald eagle being the national symbol, instead he felt it should be the wild turkey. He believed that because the eagle will sometimes steal food from other birds, the eagle suffered from poor moral character. He felt strongly that the turkey was a much more respectable bird.