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.
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.