Tom Turkey Mating Dance Makes the Ladies Swoon [VIDEO]

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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

 

 

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