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Wild turkey scat
23-MAR-2010 Christine Hanrahan

Wild turkey scat

Walking along the trail from the centre I noticed this pile of scat and thought "Hmmm, this looks suspiciously like fresh wild turkey scat". A few seconds later, I was peering over into the ravine when a great scuffling noise beneath me caught my attention. There was a large female wild turkey scrambling to run away as fast as she could!!! She ran further into the ravine and though I looked into the ravine many times over the next hour, I didn't see her again. This is not our first turkey sighting at the garden. Some years ago, Gretchen and Tony found one heading into the New Woods. I went over to look for it but all I saw was some turkey scat in the New Woods. Wild turkeys can fly strongly and fast when they want to, though they prefer to head off at a run. Wonder if she'll stick around.

What next at the garden?! Beavers, muskrats, deer, turtles of all sorts, now turkeys...

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reflectionsofnature25-Mar-2010 12:47
A great example of why knowing scat can be beneficial! I think next on the list for the FWG might be a bear!!
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