[Marxism] The making of a turkey

David Thorstad binesi at gvtel.com
Thu Nov 26 08:41:33 MST 2009

There's an error in the map in this video, which shows the allegedly 
original range of the wild turkey as way too far south. I myself this 
year succeeded, after several failed attempts, to raise Eastern wild 
turkeys, and I released them into the wild in September. Some have no 
doubt been taken by predators (wolves, fox, mountain lions...), but some 
groups of one jake (as the males are known until later when they become 
toms) and hens have survived in my ideal rural woodsy setting. I live on 
the farthest north edge of the wild turkey's original range (northern 
Minnesota), where white settlers wiped out the native bird, now being 
reintroduced by the Department of Natural Resources--with a little help 
from myself and a few others. The Ojibwe traditionally use wild turkey 
feathers in some of their rituals. I will be curious to see how many 
survive the generally harsh winter.
    This magnificent bird can fly 55 miles per hour, and run 35 miles 
per hour. It is a survivor, resembling in some ways the dinosaur 
ancestors of birds. The wild turkey looks and acts similarly to the 
velociraptor in /Jurassic Park/.

Greg McDonald wrote:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylSgGXOkQhg
> The making of a turkey

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