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Gobble, gobble: Wild toms starting to strut

Wild turkey toms were strutting for the first time this winter on March 3, 2011, in the yard of a Mount Spokane-area resident. (Courtesy photo)
Wild turkey toms were strutting for the first time this winter on March 3, 2011, in the yard of a Mount Spokane-area resident. (Courtesy photo)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The recent cold snap hasn't caused wild turkeys to forget it's time to start posturing for the breeding season.

This photo was snapped this morning by a reader who lives in the foothills of Mount Spokane.

"The rest of the group (hens and young jakes) had already come through," he said. "There must have been 30 or 35 of them. They have been hanging around on and off for a number of weeks.

"But this is the first day the toms have been together doing their thing."




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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