close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Saw something very cool today

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by method, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. method

    method

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2002
    Messages:
    4,270
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    I was driving through a state park today when I noticed a very big bird emerging from the tall grass ahead of me. Turned out to be a turkey, and as I got closer, I could see about 8 little babies following mommy around. As I pulled up, she led them back into the grass....wish I had a camera on me.
     
  2. PACKIN' PLASTIC

    PACKIN' PLASTIC 4,500+ posts

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2001
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cloud Nine
    Congrats!

    Baby turkeys are very cute, I saw something like that in a park in Idaho.



    PP
     

  3. Grey Wolf

    Grey Wolf SHEEP DOG

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SW Michigan
    Cool. This is what I love about the outdoors. All those little things most people would take for granted. Wish I was there with you.
    Mother Nature... gotta love her even though she's a b***h most the time!!!

    Later
    Grey Wolf
     
  4. Kilgor

    Kilgor American Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 1999
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    1
    Method, great sighting! I saw my first wild bobcat last night while driving on some back roads. He was probably 25 pounds or so and he disappeared into the foliage fast.

    Kilgor
     
  5. MrMunster

    MrMunster

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    46062
    I was lucky enough once to see the same thing, except mom flew off the road into the woods.

    When the young ones tried to follow, they bounced off of the branches and crashed to the ground. None of them were hurt, but it was funny to watch.
     
  6. Michigun

    Michigun Miss Michigan?

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2001
    Messages:
    3,707
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Baby turkeys a called the "Brew" (SP) just for informational purposes.

    I have to disagree however about baby turkeys being "cute"... I've commented many times on the fact that a baby turkey is about the only animal that's ugly as a baby & they get even uglier as they get older!:)
     
  7. method

    method

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2002
    Messages:
    4,270
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Michigun--Maybe you're thinking of the word "brood", which I think applies to a group of any infant birds.
     
  8. Poodleshooter

    Poodleshooter Absent Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Floating down the Rivanna River...
    Individuals are called poults. Adolescent males are jakes, adolescent females are jennys, mature males are toms and females are hens.
     
  9. Kilgor

    Kilgor American Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 1999
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    1
    Poults are young turkeys.