Turkey on the trail

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


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 has a passion for day-hiking and nature, and also enjoys writing. Be sure to visit the TenPaths YouTube channel, which is still in its infancy.

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