U. of I. News: Turkey tango

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BEHIND THE SCENES
9/12/17

Turkey tango

By Susan L. Post, Illinois Natural History Survey Photographer, Biologist

During one late October visit to the Mermet Lake Conservation Area in southern Illinois, I noticed a shape approaching from the distance. The day was windy and wet, and my first thought was that a stray garbage can was rolling down the road. As we drove closer, the black-and-white blob resolved into a pair of yearling turkeys (called “jakes”) involved in a tussle.

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