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More Nature Liveblogging: A World Full of Turkeys

Three adult turkeys and twenty-one poults make their way up the hillside at dawn...


I am told that the California wild turkey was hunted to extinction in the 1920s--"Ma! Get a net!" These are Texas wild turkeys, and are animals that are neither "native" nor "non-native" but rather "near native."

I think that their edge over other ground-birds in American suburbia is that they do not fear cats much...