I didn’t meet my first Turkey until I was 29 years old. Well….alive that is.
I had consumed these creatures for over 25 years without an ounce of awareness. I didn’t even know what they truly LOOKED like.
I assumed my mother’s Thanksgiving decorations were all I needed to know.
When I finally did get to properly meet one, I was with Martin and we were on a hike in the mountains. Halfway up, there was a little farm and I could hear pigs squealing and cows mooing so loudly that it actually shook me. I ran over to see what was going on and there was a group of Turkeys pissing off some cows. Not just any cows, but Mama cows who were just trying to feed their babes.
The turkeys were getting way too close (like dude, she will stomp on you!) and could care less. They wanted whatever was growing near this space.
I told Martin I had never really seen a turkey before and he laughed,
“They are funny things” and he walked over to them. I followed.
They came right up to me and allowed me to pet them and they purred! They were quite funny little things. A very cute personality and hunger for all things plants, bugs, and berries.
We hung out with some the other day and this fella kept trying to steal the dandelions from between my toes.
I dig Turkeys. They don’t belong on our plates. They belong in the fields purring, pissing other creatures off, and living their best “quite funny” lives. Just like us.
P.s. Please be aware that male Turkeys like to impress their women by taking on other animals.
Like….”Look at me Sharon, I’m a sexy beast of a Turkey!”.
They have been known to chase after humans to show off. If you find yourself in this situation, the best advice I can give is to be as large and imposing as possible (but do no harm of course). This will usually make them move along. Just act like a bear. This rarely happens, but the last thing I need is a Wonder Mama being chased down by a big turkey.
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