My wild turkey invasion
By Isaiah Doscinski
We get turkeys at our house. I wonder if they might eat my corn. They are opportunistic omnivores. They might see my corn as an opportunity.
I have researched turkeys because I don’t want them to eat my corn. Here are some facts about turkeys:
Turkeys live up to 3-4 years old.
They lay up to 4-17 eggs.
They run up to 50-55 mph. (I want to catch them, but that’s fast.)
Imagine a turkey running in corn. Have you ever seen a turkey run? I’d need a car and a net. They are fast when they fly. It would be hard. I would need water to drink afterward.
Editor's note: The author is Isaiah Doscinski and he is going to be a third-grade student at Cape Cod Hill School in New Sharon. He has a passion for the outdoors and loves spending time exploring in the woods. Isaiah wanted to share his thoughts and some facts about wild turkeys since they are such a presence in Maine and he would be interested in what others have to say about them. This work was done in collaboration with Nikki Baylis.