I really wish I had a camera with me. I work for the local sheriff's office in a fairly big city in Florida. So a co-worker and I just pulled up here in front of a church in a grass field/parking lot that is bordered by some woods and a swamp. This is located in a highly populated suburban area. We're sitting here while he finishes a report and have had two hens, one with 6 poults with her, she just walked past our cars about 5 feet away. There is another hen with a big ole gobbler hanging between 75-150 yards away from us. The gobbler is strutting around gobbling his head off. WHAT A SHOW!!! This is awesome, if it had only happened during the season while I was hunting. Now the gobbler has popped back out strutting and gobbling...looks like someone from the church is video taping it or taking pictures out a glass door...hmmmm...I need a copy!
The guy at the church took some pictures yesterday afternoon after I left. The turkey came up to the door of the church and began pecking it abd gobbling his head off again. I guess he saw his reflection. I didn't believe it until I saw the video he shot on his digital camera....Here are the pictures...no video yet...
Great story! Im in the military stationed in Ft Riley, Ks. I cant tell you how many times we've had to shut a range down because the turkeys wanted to cross into the qualification range. I to need to carryacamera with me at all times.
Yeah it was cool. Just don't expect to see that at work dealing with what I usually deal with. I talked to the maintenance guy at the church, he shot some video off the gobbler this morning and is supposed to email it to me. Says there's 3 gobblers in there. It's like that every morning according to him. I'm going to try to swing by there again with a camera.