Snapshot: Turkey Trot in Woodbury
Have you spotted any wild turkeys around town?
At least three wild turkeys were pecking around and making some noise along Hudson Road near Woodbury Lakes around noon on Friday.
Thanks to restoration efforts over the past 25 years, wild turkeys have made a comeback in Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Their area spans the southern half of the state, and the birds can weigh up to 25 pounds and have wingspans of about four feet. Wild turkeys prefer open wooded areas, brushy grasslands, and river bottoms, according to a DNR webpage.
There are more than 70,000 wild turkeys in the state, and the DNR has a list of tips on dealing with them.
Have you seen any wild turkeys in Woodbury? Tell us about your experience in the comments section. If you have cool wildlife photos from Woodbury, add them to our Pics & Clips gallery.