Benjamin Franklin held the wild turkey in high regards. In a letter he wrote to his daughter, he said the bird is full of valor and courage. However, the wild turkey in this video tarnishes that reputation!
"In truth, the turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original Native of America. He is 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," Franklin wrote to his daughter, according to Smithsonian Magazine.
However, in a recent video three wild turkeys chase each other in circles around a tree in a parking lot. You may find it difficult to define these birds as full of valor and courage while watching. In fact, you'll probably find it much easier to use words such as unintelligent, brainless, etc.
Talk about free advertising for PODS!
I'm not sure about you but to me these wild turkeys act similar to what I would expect during a zombie apocalypse. Certainly, not what I would expect to come across in a random parking lot during a normal day!
I guess we'll have to chalk it up to their first feeling of testosterone as they appear to be a group of jakes. Actually, it reminds of the video of two rabbits duking it out in this video.
About the Author: Dominic Aiello is an avid hunter, angler, and wildlife policy expert. He is the President of the Oregon Outdoor Council, Cabela's Prostaff, and Outdoor Writer. Follow his adventures on Instagram @daiello91 or Twitter @HunterInformant.
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