As they approached the pile of tree stumps that we intentionally left for the woodsy critters, I watched intently as a female took the lead. Cautiously looking and listening for anything dangerous, she proceeded to climb the huge pile while the males and other hens followed.
The rest of the flock remained a safe distance behind as she climbed to the top and spread her wings, making her descent less complicated.
So was she the leader or the stool pigeon?
By the time the males got to the top of the pile, the leader was long gone.
Did you know that the male wild turkeys "provide no parental care" and while the newly hatched chicks follow the female, she only feeds the chicks for a few days. Then they are left to fend for themselves.
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
Follow The Leader
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