Eagle is a large, adult, male turkey of indeterminate breed. We got a call from a Good Samaritan who said that someone had dumped a turkey at their property, as they didn’t have turkeys, he needed a sanctuary.
Eagle is a big “tough guy”, who was never socialized. He is very confident and likes to strut the yard and show off for the ladies across the fence. Eagle should go to a home where he gets to be the only male turkey.
Fun Turkey Fact:
In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin stated that, “For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly.” (shortened) “For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, 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.”