Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Facts

It seems I have run out of goofy Thanksgiving videos... =0/

Now, I'm not sure if all of this is Really true... but it's interesting anyway. =)

Here turkey, turkey, turkey
  • Turkeys are able to adapt to a wide variety of habitats. However, most turkeys are found in hardwood forests with grassy areas.
  • The best time to see a turkey is on a warm clear day or in a light rain.

They what?

  • Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.
  • Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.

Eat, sleep, gobble

  • Turkeys spend the night in trees. They fly to their roosts around sunset.
  • Turkeys fly to the ground at first light and feed until mid-morning. Feeding resumes in mid-afternoon.
  • Gobbling starts before sunrise and can continue through most of the morning.
Eyes in the backs of they're heads?
  • A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.

And they're fast too!

  • A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.

So close, yet so far

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.


Mom .w said...

Well, you were on here bright and early this morning with your brain already in gear, a bad night? How is the food 'shoveling' going?? (Websters says one or two "l"s are acceptable) =~)

Heather said...

haha I wish the American bird was a Turkey. It would make for a whole new book of jokes :P

Anonymous said...

My cousin worked on a turkey farm for a while and boy did she ever have interesting stories!!