Friday, April 1, 2016
Spring turkey aerobics..
Well, it's that time of year again...where any available wild turkey tom comes to visit. Who then visits over a period of days...and challenges our tom through the fence in an effort to court our female turkey. It's quite entertaining to watch.
This year's wild tom visitor we have already named "TJ" for "Tom Junior" as he's been hanging around for about a week now. My GOODNESS look how BIG he is! (TJ is the one on the right in the photo above and our Tom is on the left.) Sugar Pea (our female) doesn't seem to be all that interested in TJ. Time will tell I suppose.
Guess we shall see what happens. In the mean time, we don't dare open the fence for the males to get a chance to fight one another. We're betting that our tom would likely be injured at best and possibly even fatally at worst. So they can just do the turkey tom aerobics through the fence...until one of them decides enough is enough.
So goes the adventures of random wildlife showing up in our backyard.
Stay tuned for more adventures!
Well, Sugar pea disappeared with I assume to be the wild male tom for about a week. She has since returned and we no longer get visits from the male tom. So...time did tell. We are glad sugar pea returned. We like her here.