Turkeys Queuing up for Badminton


I have to admit I was ignorant about the abilities of turkeys. There have been so many jokes about these birds I just figured they must be as stupid as people say. However, last spring I had the most amazing experience. I saw a flock of turkeys walking across our backyard, and I ran to get my camera. I got the shot of the birds, never even noticing they were headed for the badminton net.

Later on, I looked out and I was astounded when the turkeys began gathering around the net. From out of nowhere they produced racquets and birdies. They separated into two teams, males and females and began volleying the birdies across the net. It was amazing how good they were. Who would’ve thought? And you wouldn’t believe the noisy gobbling!

The female turkeys won three games to two. They celebrated by pecking the male turkeys all the way home to their nests in the woods. Unfortunately, none of the pictures of the turkeys playing badminton turned out, but I have this one to prove that turkeys will line up to play.

Do you have any anecdotes involving turkeys that you’d like to share?

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Molly B and Me
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 20:33:43

    Saw a flock of turkeys on Thanksgiving and I’m pretty sure they were thumbing their little turkey noses at us. True story.

    Reply

  2. From The Pews
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 13:44:03

    AWESOME!!!

    Sadly, grew up in the suburbs, so no such luck. But I have seen a gang of racoons beat up an old man for his groceries…does that count??

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  3. lista de emails
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 13:21:41

    cool, i love it.

    Reply

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