The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight. This Issue: Wild Turkey vs. Bobcat
Turkeys have amazing eyesight and see in color. A wide range of vision allows them to detect any movement. Turkeys have great hearing, too, even though they don’t have outer ears.
The wild turkey can fly as fast as 55 miles per hour — about as fast as a car on the highway. They can run at an unbelievable 25 miles per hour.
Timing is everything for the bobcat, nature’s silent stalker. It closes the distance on prey before pouncing — the key to a successful ambush.
Bobcats keep their claws tucked into their paws to keep them razor sharp. When the cat pounces, it unsheathes its terrible toenails and hooks them into prey.
The stealthy bobcat pounced, but only snagged a few feathers. Gobblers are hard to catch and make up only a small portion of a bobcat’s diet, which is mostly rabbits and mice.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill