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You know your trail camera is in the right spot when you catch a wild tom strutting for all the hens.
Tom turkeys display for females by puffing out their feathers, spreading their tails, dragging their wings, and—as you can see—doing a jaunty little dance.
Courtship begins in March or April, and often occurs in groups like this. Fun fact: only the dominant male struts for the hens. Non-dominant males are all-too-happy to let the dominant males do all the dancing.
From Wikipedia: “In a study, the average dominant male that courted as part of a pair of males fathered six more eggs than males that courted alone.” Pretty cool.
Anyways, I got a huge kick out of watching this guy dance. Hope you guys like it too.
This guy can really Dance!!!!!! Shaking a leg!!
Posted by Mike Persichini on Tuesday, May 8, 2018