The first bird stood in the road and shook its feathers on Thursday afternoon in October, before the next four appeared.
These five goblers made up a veritable flock, snapping, purring and wandering around Point Richmond on their way to their next meal, which could include berries, roots, insects, small reptiles, or amphibians.
As the herd stalled, the exalted “brave birds” – as Benjamin Franklin once christened them – became a graphic metaphor for the shortages and supply chain problems that were causing Bayers and Americans to struggle to feed their tables this Thanksgiving. …
We are hungry turkeys struggling to find animal protein this holiday as the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 13.6% increase in meat, fish, poultry and egg prices year-over-year, and Bay Food Banks said Area. more accurate bursts over the past three months.
But it doesn’t seem like hunting a hungry bird from the Bay Area at the end of the road to Point Richmond will be an option for everyone: would-be hunters need permission from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to hunt the largest wild birds in the north. America for the season running through December 26. Even so, hunters can only kill three urban male pests daily after the first two days of the season.
California has introduced turkeys into the environment over the past century mainly for hunting. Winged transplants – native to Texas Hill Country near San Antonio and Austin and known as the wild Rio Grande turkeys – defecate on terraces and decks, destroy flowers and vegetable gardens, sleep in or sleep in cars in about 20 percent of the state … They can even “threaten local ecosystems,” depending on who you ask and what research you read.
For more information, check out the state’s Wild Turkey Hunting Guide, which has an anatomical diagram so readers can separate the caruncle from the dewlap and the rump from the bandage. While wild California turkeys are safe to eat before plugging them in, keep in mind that the birds never asked to be brought here.