As if we didn’t have enough critters (deer, gophers) to worry about, guess what we saw for the first time in our yard today? A wild turkey, gobbling around in all the up-turned soil at the top, no less. The dog raced it out of the yard, thank goodness, but now who do we blame for uprooted vegetables etc?
At least they are tasty… smart, friendly (at least the ones I hatched and raised as a bird crazy youth… they like M & M’s by the way…) but they are very tasty…
You may need to hoop the beds and cage them in?
Maybe a cool kinetic sculpture? maybe not, after all the jays might get scared too…
In case you wondering, here’s a photo and a discussion of the Wild Turkeys of Berkeley.