I stepped outside early this morning to release the chickens from their coop and feed the cattle when I spotted a surprising sight: two turkeys, caught in flagrante delicto right in our driveway.
If Tom was a little nonplussed by my sudden appearance, it certainly didn't impact his performance.
Compared to roosters -- which is strictly "wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am" in terms of speed -- turkeys take a bit more time to complete the act, maybe a minute or so from when I saw them (no idea how long they were there before I stepped outside).
But soon he finished the job and hopped off, and the hen ruffled her feathers and shook herself back to sleekness.
A few minutes later, while I was feeding, they hopped up on top the fence around the feedlot...
...(which caught the attention of the cows)...
...and flew off onto the neighbor's property. (Turkeys are powerful short-distance fliers.)
Once again, this illustrates why I try to never step foot outside without my camera in my pocket. You just never know what you'll see.