As I hoisted the freshly killed turkey I thought he was unusually heavy and upon arrival at the shed, hung him on the scale and to my amazement he weighed 32.5 lb. Must be seeing things, yelled for the wife to double check and she says yep 32.5 lbs.
Thinking this might be a state record I start considering what to do in order to get folks to believe me. First stop - the registration station. Their scale reads 27.5 lbs. What the heck where did the 5 lbs. go? Oh well their scale must be off - my friend runs the local grocery with a certified scale. Only in small town WI can you carry a dead turkey down the aisles of a grocery store to the scale in the back with no one raising an eyebrow.
On the way down the aisle the turkey does not seem as heavy as he was at first, but then adrenalin could be the cause of that.
Certified scales don't lie he is 25.3 lbs!
Staring at the turkey hanging from my scale again it reads 25.1 lbs. What the heck?
It was pouring buckets when I shot this turkey, his feathers were full of water. Have you ever wondered how much water a turkey's feathers can hold? This one had 7.4 lbs of water.
So much for my brush with a state record bird.
Still happy with a nice bird though.[:)]
If you agree with me call it fact; if you disagree - call it my opinion.
After all - we are talking turkey.