Cryptic Chick

Tuesday, September 11, 2018,

Check out at how well this young Wild Turkey blends into the background. Full grown Turkeys don’t have many natural predators here on Long Island but their chicks, which are also known as poults, need to keep out of sight and off the menu. A fox or even one of the larger hawks could easily make a meal out of a young Turkey. I imagine that’s the reason that poults don’t dress as flashily as their fathers. JK

One thought on “Cryptic Chick

  1. What about Thanksgiving — and deli sandwiches? I’d say turkeys have PLENTY of predators on Long Island. Maybe not as many wild turkeys, but I wouldn’t want to be any kind of turkey in November!

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