Drama on the Guadalupe River

Drama on the Guadalupe River

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Strut Mr. Jake Strut!

Here's a young gobbler....a Jake....strutting like mad. Off in the distance is one lone female hen. She's not interested...probably has a clutch of eggs nearby...her breeding season done. But Mr. Jake doesn't know this and considering he's a very young gobbler, well into his first year of Wild Turkey breeding.....he's not about to give it up just yet.

Young Jakes typically get no respect from their older Gobbler counterparts. Hot hens are typically courted by the dominant males....this guy is certainly not one of them. He's a big bird though....as most Rio Grande gobblers are.

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