The "Knobster" begins to branch out.
We have plenty of deer at Pure Florida HQ, but turkey have always been the missing link. It's not that there are no turkey nearby, just the opposite is true. They are everywhere here and I usually see a flock on my 18 mile drive to work each day. Ofen these are maddeningly close to PFHQ.
Still, I never see them HERE ... and I want to.
Close, but no tamale.
Yesterday, I was almost home and had already slowed for a large flock of adult and teenturkeys to cross the road when a second larger flock started across the road in front of me.
Patting myself on the back for unlocking the JEEP console compartment after leaving Walmart, I flipped open the lid and extracted my camera while simultaneously slowing my speed and unzipping the soft top driver window.
The turkeys continued to file across the road and pile up at a fence that bordered some planted pines. I glanced in the rearview mirror ... no one was behind me (surprise) so I stopped quick in the road and leaned out the window.
The turkeys didn't like this, but the fence was confusing their tiny turkey brains, so I had one chance for a shot before they remembered they could fly.
They were closer to my place ... about 500 feet, than I have ever seen them, so I will allow myself to hope that they will come to eat my acorn crop this winter.