New Residents Flock to Big Sandy

 

November 1, 2023

A family of turkeys moved into the east side of Big Sandy this past month. The Merriam's wild turkeys travel from one yard to another looking for seeds, leaves, insects, nuts, and berries. They also hold up traffic on occasion as they leisurely stroll across streets. The birds garner fame as their photos repeatedly pop up on social media. So what is their story?

Wild turkeys are native to North America but not native to Montana. The large birds were introduced to Montana in the 1950s as part of a restoration project. Wild turkey numbers declined in the early 1900s due to loss of habitat and...



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