Oh my! I had not planned on continuing to post about 'Sneezy', but that turkey is just plain funny! We had not seen him for a few days, so thought he had moved on. NOT SO!
This morning, he was back at the barn, hunting his bugs and waiting for Giles to appear. He has followed him around all day, like a puppy running here and there. One time, he was sunning himself just inside the barn doorway while Giles had saws and drills going full blast...how can a wild turkey be so calm amid so much noise and activity?
This afternoon, I walked out to the barn (with camera ready) and took a seat on the old bench on the porch. Up runs 'Sneezy' to stare me in the face, then began to preen himself only a foot away...guess he was trying to make an impression. Silly bird!
The funniest and strangest thing 'Sneezy' does is when Giles pats his feet in time to bluegrass music (via the radio station in Galax, VA) 'Sneezy' comes running (seems he runs toward Giles a lot : ) and then watches the feet as they tap away...I'm sure he thinks the laces might be worms, since he pecks at them, but mostly, he watches the feet and sort of moves with them. Perhaps he's trying to pick up his own rythmn...go figure! A wild turkey who loves blusgrass music and humans!