Respect the turkey’s name.
This week, Americans gathered to eat about 46 million Thanksgiving turkeys, which is a ridiculous number by any standards.
I, for one, can’t wait to grab some leftovers and make a delicious turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, black pepper and mayo sandwich on fresh white bread (the ultimate day-after meal), but after watching this video I have a little more respect for the sacrificial bird.
A golfer at a golf club in Novato, California, witnessed a wild turkey fighting a king snake to defend its nest. For some reason I would have assumed these birds would be scared of a predatory snake, but that completely changed my perspective.
This turkey dominated the entire exchange, slapping the snake around when it caught its beak quickly and pecking non-stop when given the opportunity.
I mean that was a unanimous decision for the bird.
While the video doesn’t show the end, the description leads you to believe that the snake was laid to rest that day…
“A NorCal wild turkey devours a large king snake on hole #1 at the golf club”
Hats off to Turkey.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/11/26/wild-turkey-thrashes-king-snake-on-california-golf-course/ Wild Turkey Thrashes King Snake On California Golf Course