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I know it is more of a snapshot than anything but it was the best of the 20 or so pictures I took of said turkey.
 

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turkeys can fly? I thought they were flightless like chickens and ostriches, or they might have a sustained hop like a chicken.. :lol:
 
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That thing is probably 50' in the air right there I don't know about other turkeys but that thing was long gone by the time it landed.
 
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Surprised the crud outta me too it was in the middle of our apartment complex acting hurt animal control came by for some reason to try to catch it I was expecting to maybe get one last shot of them putting it in a little cage or something and all of a sudden I see it flying overhead.
 

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There are a crap load of turkey's around where I live, they do scare the hell out of you when in flight. And they are not the most graceful of birds.
 

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turkeys can fly? I thought they were flightless like chickens and ostriches, or they might have a sustained hop like a chicken.. :lol:
Hehe..i thought so too!
Great picture though.
 
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I'd seen more than my share of turkeys before coming to this apartment complex but never one flying quite that high.
 

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turkeys can fly? I thought they were flightless like chickens and ostriches, or they might have a sustained hop like a chicken..

Obviously you didn't grow up near a farm - chickens are quite capable of flying as are turkeys & peacocks - now there is a bird to see in flight, I don't know how they get the weight of that tail off the ground.
 

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I say its no snapshot. Its not easy to get a good bird in flight photo. I did have to do a search on turkeys flying. They say wild turkeys fly very well and roost in trees at night. Some have been know to fly at speeds of 55mph lmao. Thats like a mac truck flying in the air.
 

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turkey's are amazing fliers...ive seen a flock of 50 take off through thick underbrush and trees, the biggest tom being probably 30lbs
 

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