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Turkey Trot Training

Turkey Trot Training

"Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best." ~ Henry Van Dyke

I found this little guy and his mom while spending time in the North Rim back-country of the Grand Canyon. I first only saw the mother run off up the hill and thought I'd try to go up the other side of the hill to flank and see if I could get lucky and find them passing by me again. I resigned myself to the expectation that it was an exercise in futility and that the turkey would be long gone. But to my surprise when she appeared again, I realized there was a turkey chic in tow and he was significantly slowing her down. Here is the chic trying to keep up with mother as she leads him away from me.