This morning I heard the ducks squawking and quickly looked out all the windows into the back garden in a bit of a panic. Nothing to see but ducks in the pond. So I made coffee and walked into the living room half an hour later to find a very large turkey on the deck. We stared at each other for a bit while Mark went off to get his camera.
He kept puffing up and preening himself. It was quite a feathery display.
We just assumed it was a wild turkey but it did not seem to mind when Mark decided to go out on the deck to snap more photos. He was totally fascination while I was mostly frustrated at this second intrusion of a big creature into my garden.
He was favoring his left foot and limping which may explain why he didn't try to quickly get away from Mark. I am a little nervous about who or what I may find in the garden tomorrow morning.