Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wild Turkeys Invading Suburban U.S.

© Photo: Wild Turkey - Donna L. Watkins
By the 1930s wild turkeys had been hunted to near extinction in North America. Today, thanks to reintroduction efforts, there are about 7 million wild turkeys and they're thriving in an urban America.

The turkeys' ability to take to these urban environments was a surprise to biologists. Michael Gregonis, a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection says, "Turkeys are pretty adaptable. As long as they have some cover and some trees that they can get up into at night to roost, they can do pretty well." Read the entire article.

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