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Paws For This Week’s Animal Facts: Gobbledy Good Turkey Facts

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    Bird - CHEEZ Turkeys make a variety of sounds but only male turkeys can make the famous "gobble".
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    Bird - It's a common myth that turkeys can't fly, but wild turkeys have been known to fly up to 55 mph in short bursts. ICANHAS CHEE RGER

    It's a bird… it's a plane… it's a…. TURKEY?! Kind of like superman, but not. That's a lot of mass to be up there defying gravity. I would love to look up and see a turkey enjoying a nice afternoon flight amongst it's bird friends.Fly like an eagle? More like fly like a turkey, but only in short bursts up to 55 mph. 

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    Bird - Turkeys spend most of their time on the ground but when it's time to sleep, they fly up into trees. They do this to avoid and protect themselves from predators. ICANHAS CHEEZ BURGER
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    Bird - CANHAS CHEEZ BURCER You can tell a turkey's emotions by the color of their heads. Colors can change from red to blue to white, depending on how excited or calm they are.

    It's like a permanent mood ring. For your face. Imagine if you were a turkey and in a fight with your friend. You are too scared to make something into an argument so you just pretend like everything is ok. But the thing is, YOU CAN'T. She would literally see your annoyance on your face. Green with envy takes a new form.

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    Bird - You can tell a turkey's gender from their poop. A male turkey's droppings look like the letter j, while a female is a spiral shape. CANHAS CHEEZ BURGER
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    Bird - ICANHAS CHEEZ BURGER American founding father Benjamin Franklin favored turkeys over bald eagles. He called the turkey a "much more respectable bird", "a bird of courage", and "a true original native of America."
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    Bird - ICANHAS CHEEZ BURGER. Turkeys have three times better vision than humans. They can also see in color and their eyesight covers 270 degrees
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    Toy - The fleshy appendage ICANHAS GHEEZ BURGER. that extends over a turkey's beak is called a "snood." Females use the length of snoods to find a suitable mate
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    Plant - ICANHAS HEEZ BURGER. According to the U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service, an adult turkey has anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 individual feathers on their bodies.
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    Bird - GANHAS CHEEZ BURGER Turkeys have been on earth for almost 10 million years. They might have been friends with the Woolly Mammoth!
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    Bird - ICANHAS CHEEZ BURGER. Turkeys are fully willing and able to attack humans. That's why the Massachusetts government provides tips on how to prevent conflicts with turkeys
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    Cloud - CANHAS @123RF CHEEZ BURGER The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog. BRA

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