Nov 26 2009
This wild turkey is smart. She lives where people feed her instead of where she feeds people.
She’s the biological ancestor of the domestic turkeys we’re eating today but she has nothing to worry about. Way back when, the Aztecs domesticated turkeys for a ready supply of eggs and meat. Since then turkeys have been bred to match our tastes, and our tastes have changed so much that most people don’t like the game-y meat of the wild bird.
Having turkey for dinner today? “Don’t look at me,” she says.
(photo by Sam Leinhardt of a wild turkey who nested behind his backyard.)