Sunday, August 9, 2015

Trolling the Gobblers

On the weekends, I work at a site which houses a considerable wild turkey population. Typically, three wild turkeys, two males and a female (the boys have snoods, dewlaps, and tassles while the girls present a sleeker, less baroque profile. About a week ago, I had a lull between performing the necessary work tasks and picking wild raspberries, so I poked around on the internet and found a wild turkey soundboard. I then began "calling" the turkeys from my phone.

After a couple of plays, the turkeys started gobbling back at me, and the boys puffed like they were posing for Thanksgiving greeting cards:



I reached a point where I decided that I didn't want the turkey to see me as an amatory rival, and more importantly, I didn't want to harass my feathered compatriots, so I ceased my trolling. The boys usually engage in their conflicts in June, when they strut like ugly peacocks. There's no need to confuse them in August.

6 comments:

janet said...

It was kind of you to consider their emotional health. I don't think you're a bastard at all.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It was kind of you to consider their emotional health. I don't think you're a bastard at all.

I just play a bastard on the internet.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty funny. They're tough critters, I think they can handle it!

P.S. My brother saw a big rattlesnake on the road today. He used a stick to move it off and send it on its way back to the woods. I'd love to have pics, but when I came back through with him from my sister's house it was no where to be seen. He took one or two with his cellphone, I might go with those.
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Chickpea said...

I would love to see a wild turkey, no such things here just the poor creatures bred for Xmas. We used to live near a farm that bred them, they were moved from one shed to another when they were big enough. It was quite a sight seeing them herded along the lane by a man with a VERY long stick.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

My brother saw a big rattlesnake on the road today. He used a stick to move it off and send it on its way back to the woods.

That is so cool, I have to say I am jealous.

I would love to see a wild turkey, no such things here just the poor creatures bred for Xmas.

Next time you're in New York, I'll take you for a visit. I love bringing friends to work.

Chickpea said...

You're on