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Hunger Games on the South Hill

Turk, the hunted.
Turk, the hunted.

Kevin Dudley shared this earlier this morning.

"I awoke yesterday to two coyotes hunting a few of the famed South Hill turkeys outside my back porch. I'm happy to report that all the turkeys escaped intact, and this one in the photo found a perch on our second story balcony. This was at about 6:30 a.m. yesterday.

"There were two or three other turkeys out of sight but I could hear them on our roof. They stayed there for about an hour. The two coyotes gave up and went on their way. Once the turkeys deemed it safe to come down, they did so, but they walked ever so slowly, clearly worried that one of the coyotes could prance down the ridge behind our house again.

"It's the first time I've see coyotes where we live, but I've been told they hang out in our general area from time to time. The turkeys seem to convene near our place all the time. Must be their hang-out spot, but I suppose that might change now.

"Anyway, thought you and your readers would like to know how resilient the South Hill turkey gang is."



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