Wild Turkey

Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum

A Merriam’s wild turkey is seen foraging for food in the wooded areas surrounding the Vallecito Valley on Tuesday, May 5. An early spring and unseasonably warmer weather brought about an abundance of wildlife activity in Southwest Colorado. These wild turkeys are primarily found in open meadows and in ponderosa, oak brush and pinion juniper stands, often traveling in large groups or flocks.

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