Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A Conversation with a Turkey

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all!  For those of you who aren't sure that you read the title of my post accurately, let me assure you that you did!  :)  I did indeed have a "conversation" with a turkey in a nature park.  You see, this turkey was inside of a HUGE enclosure...yet he came right up to me, enabling me to take these photos of him.  Not only did he come right up to me, but he followed me as I walked....and he continued to follow me as I conversed with him.  Being the animal lover that I am, I tried to make the sounds he was making and he seemed enchanted with my attempts....so enchanted that he and I conversed for a good five or ten minutes as I walked and took photos of him.  It was a very enjoyable experience, I must say.  :)  Here are the photos I took.




The video I have chosen for this post is a one minute clip of some Texas turkeys playing soccer.  I thought it was quite cute!  Enjoy!


Quote:  A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. - Lou Holtz

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23 comments:

  1. the last turkey I saw in person was sleeping the whole time

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  2. ooo, quite a large-sized turkey! thank goodness for the turkey, it's not thanksgiving day yet! though i guess in canada, turkey might not be the customary festive meal :D

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  3. Well, there is an old saying about sitting down to talk turkey. And I guess that is what you were doing!

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  4. Hahahaha ..... soccer playing turkeys, that's funny Linda!

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  5. Fantastic photos:) Greetings

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  6. Love the football game, they could probably play for Turkey they're that good.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog Linda, always appreciated.
    Really sad to hear of the disaster in Lac-Megantic. Chemical explosions always remind me of my own experience in the Flixborough disaster.

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  7. That's a beautiful bird. I LOVE that Lou Holtz quote...I love hearing the songs of birds.

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  8. This is a gorgeous Turkey and quite sociable by the sounds of it. I am disappointed as I cannot access your soccer playing turkeys, this could be my ipad, such a lovely quote.

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  9. Turkeys are such characters! We have observed several near the college here and it never ceases to entertain!

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  10. Very sociable bird, isn't he!

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  11. The turkey is not the most beautiful but you have beautiful portrayed him

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  12. I'm glad you had the chance to connect with nature in a way that made you both (you and the turkey) feel great :)

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  13. PLaying soccer is nice, Linda... You, so close, is nicer !
    Lie(f)s.

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  14. j'ai adoré voir les oiseaux jouer à la balle.
    merci Linda pour les photos
    Laurence, Opale et SOnye

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  15. That is the funnest video I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing Linda! :) Also, love the pictures of the turkey you had a conversation with! :)

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  16. Hi Linda, I understand that turkeys can be very social. Cute post & thank you for the visit. I am now following you! Please stop by any time, I love company & friends are always welcome!

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  17. Turkeys are really intelligent and sociable, I've tried conversations with them too (does that make us both normal or weird??!LOL) and they appreciate any attempt! Sending good wishes from England :-)

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  18. Yes, great quote, Linda! I think we all have a 'song' to share. And I like your 'song' here Linda. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Oh Linda - your video should have been of you conversing. We would have loved to hear what you sounded like. Gobble. Gobble.

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  20. Oh Linda that's so funny I love Turkey's I find them very amusing.
    Enjoy your week.

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  21. What a fun post. The video was great. Those were some very smart turkeys having a great time...and they also were very pretty. I have not seen any like them. I think you may have a new friend to visit once in awhile to talk turkey with :)

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  22. You're an animal whisperer! What I want to know is: what did he say to you?

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  23. Isn't it fun when God's creation interacts with us? That happened to my husband and me when we visited a tropical bird at an aquarium. It talked back in forth to us - - in its bird language. We laughed and had a great time.
    The video is funny. I wonder if the turkeys are having fun or think it's something that just needs to be removed from their environment.

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