10 facts about turkeys • Earth.com

Last update: October 18th, 2019 at 10:01 am

Ever wonder why the turkey is the central character of the holiday celebrating the bountiful agriculture of the United States? The European Pilgrims who happened upon North America had never seen a turkey in the wild before. And as one might assume based on the folklore of Thanksgiving, turkey (meat and eggs) was a favored meal of many of the eastern Native tribes. In honor of the holiday and its most popular guest, Earth.com has put together a list of ten things you probably didn’t know about wild turkeys.

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