Saturday, April 30, 2011

Turkey Season

To kick off the start of PA turkey hunting season, here is a photo of a turkey recently taken in Berks County.  The photo was submitted by Mary Wolfinger.  Some interesting turkey facts for you--  1) Turkeys sleep in trees at night.  2) Despite popular belief, turkeys are able to fly for short distances.  3) The male turkey's gobble can be heard up to a mile away. 4) Benjamin Franklin nominated the turkey as the national bird in 1774.  Franklin's nomination speech: "He is besides, though a little vain and silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a Red Coat on."

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