November 5, 2012

Did You Know. . .

that turkeys have great hearing but no external ears?  They have excellent vision, can see color and also have a wide field of vision (about 270 degrees).  That is why it is hard to sneak up on them.  They have a great sense of taste but a poor sense of smell.

that turkeys in the wild can actually fly for short distances?  They can fly up to 55 miles per hour in the air while reaching speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.  It is the domesticated turkey that cannot fly.

that turkeys sometimes spend the night in trees?

that turkeys can actually have heart attacks?  There have been turkeys in fields near the Air Force test areas that have died from the shock of passing jets.


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