Monday, April 26, 2010

The saga of the wild turkey leg

Gentle Reader, you may recall an entry from February 16th titled Strange Things that showed the following photo of a wild turkey leg.

February 15, 2010

The leg was mostly buried in the snow. We were surprised by the length of the nails on the turkey's foot. I am guessing that the nails helps the turkey get good traction on ice, and also perhaps as a defensive weapon.

March 21, 2010

Sometime after all the snow had gone, we discovered that something had eaten most of the skin off the turkey leg. As you can see, there really isn't much there except for skin, bone, and sinew (tendons). And the nails that I commented on above (of course).

April 23, 2010

A few weeks ago, the neighbours' girls and friends came running out to see the dogs. They had been having a birthday party, which is why there were so many friends over. We showed them the wild turkey leg and they were morbidly fascinated by it. A few days later, we discovered that they had buried the leg and made a sort of grave marker for it. Very sweet!

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