Today let us share a Thanksgiving tradition, Eastern Wild Turkey
The gobblers pictured here should not be gracing anyone’s Thanksgiving table as this photograph was taken Monday and wild turkey season is past. You may notice that the gobbler standing to the left is exhibiting aggressive body language.
Shortly after these gobblers came into sight the aggressive gobbler strutted as they do during the spring mating season fluffing up and fanning his tail. Then he began circling the other gobbler in an attempt to bring him to battle. This behavior continued as long as they were visible to me which was over 30 minutes. During the entire encounter the harassed gobbler constantly turned away to avoid conflict.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!