|A Wild Turkey in Everglades National Park. All photos from http://www.nps.gov/ever/naturescience/Wild-Turkey.htm|
Excitement however turned to despair after 7 of the 10 radio-collared turkeys died within a year. Animal predators were suspected, but never proven.
Although once widespread, the Wild Turkey’s habitat was destroyed by logging by the early 1900s and the Osceola Wild turkey, the Florida variety once common in Long Pine Key was no exception.
|Turkeys released into Park.|
|A Wild Turkey in Long Pine Ke|
-- Jonathan Ullman, South Florida/Everglades Organizer, Sierra Club