Turkey on the trail

Recorded at Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, Jacksonville, FL
(7000 Roosevelt Boulevard)

Transcript:

That was an unusual experience.

I’m near the junction of the [second] spur trail and, to my right, maybe 10-15 feet away, a wild turkey was sleeping in the sun. And it was just dozing. And when it realized I was here, it sprang up and hopped down the trail.

So funny.

It sprang up when it heard me reach for my camera. Now I wonder if I’d just been satisfied spending time with it, if it would have even woken up. Or what it would have done if I had just sat down close by.


Undoctored photo by James St. John, licensed through Flickr

Published by cafsamsel

Carol Fullerton-Samsel is a nearly-native Floridian who lives with her husband of 25 years and three rescue animals. She is a [mostly] vegan, alcohol-free, [relatively] caffeine-free, Buddhist writer and day-hiker. Her novel, The Clones of Langston, was a Reader’s Favorite medalist and a New Century Writer Awards finalist. It tells the story of cloned workers who are abandoned to form their own society. As the facility housing them erodes, they discover a challenging new world—our own.

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