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Talking wild turkey: snoods, wattles and the difference between white and dark meat

Wild turkey gobblers strut among hens on April 11, 2012. (Courtesy photo)
Wild turkey gobblers strut among hens on April 11, 2012. (Courtesy photo)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The wild turkey is nothing like the fat, flightless Butterball you might be roasting today for Thanksgiving dinner.

Thank God.

The wild turkey is a fascinating survivor and a challenging quarry for hunters. It can run like the wind and fly with shocking power and speed. 

While it's delicious on the dinner table, it's a lean machine that must be prepared accordingly.

Get details about wild turkeys, including defininitions of snoods, wattles and the reason a turkey has white and dark meat on the eNature blog.




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