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Eastern wild turkey - learn more
a dead and stuffed turkey with dark brown shiny feathers

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Sometimes i think killing animals is a disgrace because the could become extint. Killing deer is ok because they are over populated but like animals i've never heard of, well its kinda wierd to me

posted on Thu, 11/09/2006 - 11:06am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hii..who ever u r i agree with u..animals r like humans and desurve to be treated with kindest like us.

posted on Mon, 11/13/2006 - 8:59pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

So true anonymous! but also i dont think that wild turkeys are going extinct anytime soon. So if people want to kill them for food, it wouldnt be soo bad as killing, say, a whale or something.

posted on Fri, 11/24/2006 - 1:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wild turkeys run around our house a lot. we have seen about 30 at a time.

posted on Fri, 11/10/2006 - 3:03pm
Dancing_M!nk's picture
Dancing_M!nk says:

How is this Wild turkey doing??? He looks sooooooooooo cute! What happened to him. I hope he feels better soon!


posted on Fri, 11/10/2006 - 9:01pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like turkey, especially when fried.

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 11:49am
Taylor's picture
Taylor says:

I think the turkey should be called billy bob joe

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 11:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

me too!

posted on Mon, 11/20/2006 - 4:59pm
Ashley & Ali's picture
Ashley & Ali says:

We always love seeing the wild
turkey herds when we visit
our Grandma up north! All the
babies scurry across the road
to keep up with their Mom. We
stop the car to make sure they
can cross safely.

Go Turkey's !!!!

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 12:13pm
heidi's picture
heidi says:

it is very interesting and cool

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 12:59pm
tj's picture
tj says:

dumb animals that challenge vehicles. No wonder they became thanksgiving dinner!

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 1:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Its a dead turkeybird

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 2:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that killing birds is cruel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 2:57pm
Sandra's picture
Sandra says:

What a fascinating glimpse of wildlife. While I understand the need to kill for food, I hope we consider our needs versus the wildlife's needs before we take a life.

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 3:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that wild turkeys are so cool when they run around they look funny

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 3:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ther is one dead turkey!

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 4:25pm
Allison's picture
Allison says:

I dunno. It's just a dead turkey. Happy thanksgiving and all that. It is sad that things go extinct or are moved out of their origional ranges though.

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 4:43pm
Paul O.'s picture
Paul O. says:

We live on a farm and we even have a pet wild turkey that runs across to our grandmas house.

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 4:49pm
Autumn's picture
Autumn says:

He is very intresting!We have turkeys for Thanksgiving.

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 6:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

turkey are animal. would you like if people try to killed you? I don't think so

posted on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 7:43pm
Audra Hanson's picture
Audra Hanson says:

This Turkey is so amazing.

posted on Sun, 11/12/2006 - 11:41am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I don't know very much about turkeys, but we used to have one in our back yard...we named him Fred!

posted on Sun, 11/12/2006 - 4:13pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

all animals must be hunted an anyone who says otherwise has never been to far north of the st.cloud area. it angers me when people say that. the dnr of the state is spose to manage things like this but no one at the dnr does a very good job they worry excessivly about 1 thing an not about another. if u dont agree with me it dont matter to me because u r probably wrong

posted on Mon, 11/13/2006 - 3:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

look person..animals r just like humans but with less power and they should be treated the same..would u like it if someone was hunting u?

posted on Mon, 11/13/2006 - 8:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Some people would say that this turkey was formed and created over millions of years. Not so! There are so many holes in the theory of evolution that in my opinion it is not worth believing. Rather, nature shouts and screams of a divine creator--the Divine Creater.

posted on Tue, 11/14/2006 - 2:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Wild Turkey: whiskey or bird?

posted on Wed, 11/15/2006 - 9:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

turkeys are not common if you live in minnesota even in the woods. most people think that turkeys are every were you look.

posted on Thu, 11/16/2006 - 5:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Turkey,turkey, gobble, gobble.
We love to hear you squabble
as you strut and roam
around your forest home.

Turkey, turkey, gobble, gobble.
Yum, yum.

posted on Thu, 11/16/2006 - 7:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the turkey is brown and has feathers

posted on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 12:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

actually some turkeys are not brown but they are sometimes purple!!!!!

posted on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 2:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Turkeys Rule!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 12:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

can turkeys fly?

posted on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 1:36pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Wild turkeys can fly quite well, though usually for only short distances (less than a mile) and rarely rising above tree-top level. They also fly up into trees to roost overnight.

Farm-raised turkeys fly very poorly, if at all. Farmers selectively breed turkeys to have the most meat, which leaves them too heavy to do much flying.

posted on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 4:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

turkey's r the best thing for thanxgiving expecially with mashed potatoes

posted on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 2:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it looks like dead fish

posted on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 3:51pm
The Smart Aleck (a.k.a. Anonymous)'s picture
The Smart Aleck (a.k.a. Anonymous) says:

You want to know what I know about turkeys?


They are in the animal knigdom, and they are birds.

The Haunting Question: Can they fly?

Truth: I have no idea.

The Haunting Question:
Is the meat of this turkey good?

Truth: I have no idea.

The Haunting Question:
Do turkeys really go Gobble Gobble?

Truth: I have no idea.

Read on for more of my smart-aleck comments. Or, don't read on at all and just skip to the next comment. :)

posted on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 9:01pm
bob the turkey's picture

Hey there, I'm a bird too. That was my brother. Now he's dead. That makes me sad. If you could please give him back so we can give him a proper burial, our flock would be eternally gratefull.

- always yours,
bob the turkey

posted on Sat, 11/18/2006 - 12:16pm
Amanda's picture
Amanda says:

Great turkey!

posted on Sat, 11/18/2006 - 5:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It makes me sad to see the very dead turkey, and to think about all the dead turkeys in the grocery stores.

posted on Sat, 11/18/2006 - 7:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Turkey, like this one, have to be hunted by us because humans have forced their natural predators out of the areas we now inhabit. Turkeys have learned to adapt to our surroundings, while we have limited the ability of fox, wolves, and other native carnivores to do the same. While people have mixed opinions about hunting, in the instances where nature can not naturally balance itself out, we need to step in to fix what we broke.

posted on Sun, 11/19/2006 - 2:24pm
evan's picture
evan says:

I think that killing animals is perfectly ethical as long as the body of the animal was used for something like food. After all, if God didn't want us to eat animals, why would he make them them out of meat?

posted on Mon, 11/20/2006 - 12:11pm
Evan's picture
Evan says:

Did you know that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird? Wouldn't it be weird to see a turkey on the back of a quarter?

posted on Mon, 11/20/2006 - 12:14pm
?'s picture
? says:

That Eastern wild turkey is so gross. i don't know but I think it's been beheaded. AH!EW!

posted on Mon, 11/20/2006 - 5:04pm
Happy Jo's picture
Happy Jo says:

Turkey's are among one of America's most loving of all birds! One little known fact about the turkey is that when they are alone in the wild, they will find anything to call it's baby. It will nurture and take care of it, whether it's a tiny piece of moss or a little chipmunk!

posted on Wed, 11/22/2006 - 9:09pm
Bry's picture
Bry says:

This is just sick and wrong. People should not kill animals just for fun. The only reason anyone should kill a living animal is if they need it for food.

posted on Fri, 11/24/2006 - 1:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

mmm..thats what you are eating on thanksgiving

posted on Fri, 11/24/2006 - 2:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

dead birds are gross!!

posted on Sat, 11/25/2006 - 12:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We have been killing turkeys for a very long time and they still aren't extinct. so i think its ok,its a tradition.

posted on Sat, 11/25/2006 - 3:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Where is this turkey from? It looks cool.

posted on Sat, 11/25/2006 - 5:39pm
joang's picture
joang says:

great pic

posted on Sun, 11/26/2006 - 11:45am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Its Huge! Is it real?

posted on Sun, 11/26/2006 - 4:34pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we have wild turkeys at my house they rock!!!

posted on Sun, 11/26/2006 - 7:50pm
cheek's picture
cheek says:

who ever shot it is a good hunter! did you know, turkey's perch in trees? I've seen them fly around my house.

posted on Sun, 11/26/2006 - 8:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

killing an animal is not nice because animals are like humans and they do need to be respected and people need to stop killing animals if they are over populated. Thats just wrong, and not nice. They have feelings just like us. If someone killed you what would you feel? Pain! think about that!

posted on Mon, 11/27/2006 - 11:41am
Alex's picture
Alex says:

Where is the head?

posted on Mon, 11/27/2006 - 11:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

yummy i luv turkey it tastes so good i had it last week at thanksgiving!!!!

posted on Tue, 11/28/2006 - 8:21pm