Thursday, November 26, 2020

November 26, 2020

This is a feather from a Wild Turkey,
They look different from turkeys you buy
One of the differences between wild and domestic 
Is that domestic turkeys can't fly.

To quote Arthur Carlson, from WKRP in Cincinnati,  "As God as my witness I thought turkeys could fly."

To quote the article linked below, "The wild turkey can fly more than a mile at a time and at speeds up to 55 miles per hour. The domestic turkey has been bred to have outsized, meaty breasts, sacrificing its ability to fly along the way."

So, Arthur Carlson was not technically wrong, he was just not specific. 

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere


Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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