Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ice Turkeys

Couple of jake turkeys looking for something to eat after a sleet and ice storm. We had an 1/2" to 3/4" of sleet and ice one night last week. Made for a pretty interesting drive to work the next morning. You can see the ice sticking to the turkeys backs. For those not familiar with turkeys a jake is an immature male. You can see the short stubby beards starting to grow on their chests.






13 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Neat! You always teach me something about outdoors or hunting. Today you taught me "jake". :)

Farmchick said...

Really great close ups pics of these guys. We had a whole group (10-15) of turkeys walk right over the hill and through our "yard". This was about a month ago and of course I didn't have my camera handy.

Trey said...

Turkeys are gobbling down this way already. I can't wait!

Stephanie and Dustin said...

Talk about cold turkey...

I couldn't resist. That is a heck of a lot of sleet; those days it would stink to be an animal.

Rachel said...

Good to see your comments on my blog tonight. I have had lots of turkey sightings out here toward Highland lately.... a hopeful sign.

KB said...

I didn't know the term "jake". Nor did I know about the beards. I'll be reading up on turkeys. They're really cool looking!

Allison said...

Turkeys are so intriguingly creepy!!

Ian Nance said...

I just spit water across my computer. "Talk about cold turkey" Thanks Stephanie and Dustin.

Love the pics as well.

bigcatdetective said...

It looks a bit as if one stays on guard while the other one looks for food,i wonder if they take turns.....

Dawn said...

Glad you're teaching me animal/hunting/outdoor terminology. Never knew the "jake" name before.
These guys are massive! (Not that I've ever seen a wild turkey.....)
Probably a stupid question...but Are you "allowed" to hunt these things now....or only in hunting season?

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Great pictures.....and that's crazy catching the ice on them. Just shows how tough those ol' birds are!

Joe said...

Stephanie and Dustin - Ha, ha. Good one :).

Dawn - Yes, hunting is regulated on the turkeys. There's a season in the fall for either sex and one in the Spring for males only.

heyBJK said...

Those are really neat pics, Joe! I like the wintry setting. Hopefully, those jakes will grow up to be big ol' Toms with big ol' beards!