Its that time of year again.
Turkeys are running all over the place.
Its hunting, breeding, nesting time and the big birds are in a frenzy.
Everywhere I go turkeys are running across the roads without looking.
I feel like I need bumber guards on my truck.
I like seeing the birds, especially after they hatch out their gigantic numbers of chicks and then entire families of 60 and 70 walk across the road.
Love seeing them up in trees eating fruit and bugs. Love seeing their tracks in the mud, finding their feathers in the field and hearing them up in the woods.
However, I don't like it when they fly across the road and almost come through my windshield. It happened twice this winter. Very close calls. Thank goodness for good brakes and quick reflexes.
Turkeys are part of the rural landscape and I enjoy their presence.
Have you had a turkey encounter lately?