Saturday, April 7, 2012


     As we looked into the back yard this morning when we got up, this is what we saw.  The sound of turkeys gobbling had woken us, which often happens, but they usually aren't strutting in our yard.
    This guy was comical to watch because he would take a few short prancing steps and then wiggle his tail, and repeat the procedure over and over.  The hen seemed oblivious.  She went right on eating, not seeming even to see him.  This went on for several minutes and then she meandered off into the woods with the tom following several feet behind still strutting, trying to get her attention.  She certainly was playing hard to get--or maybe by ignoring him she was saying that he wasn't "the one".  
     I guess I'll never know.


Anonymous said...

Haha! Wow! I've never seen them puff up like that in real life!

cindy said...

They're eating your mushrooms!