Living out in the country like we do, we never know what's going to wander down the lane. This time, it was three turkeys.
These look like hens to me ... not that I'm any great expert on turkeys, you understand. They were loping along, pecking at the ground. Turkeys are fairly wary, and I have never been able to get anywhere close to one. (These photos were taken with my long lens, then cropped to enlarge them even more.)
The middle turkey must have heard something, and she started to run. I don't think it was me that she heard, because I was sitting quietly on the deck ... the only noise I made was the clicking of my camera. (and I was about 100 yards away.)
Then, all three of them ran.
They hot-footed it up the lane toward my neighbor's horse barn and disappeared from my view ... turkeys can run FAST.
(I figured I would share these with you, so you can see that we have wild critters around here besides those pesky groundhogs.)
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