Wednesday Creature Feature ~ November 21, 2018 ~ Happy Thanksgiving

 

Fun Facts about The Turkey! 

As it is almost Thanksgiving time in America we thought it would be appropriate to share some fun facts about the Turkey. A lot of people associate Thanksgiving with Turkeys but maybe this year instead of eating one you can adopt one from Farm Sanctuary!

  • Ben Franklin, in a letter to his daughter, proposed the turkey as the official United States bird.

  • In 2000, the average American ate 17.75 pounds of turkey.

  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.

  • The turkey was domesticated in Mexico and brought to Europe in the 16th century.

  • Wild turkeys can fly for short distances up to 55 miles per hour.

  • Forty-five million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving.

  • Twenty-two million turkeys are eaten each Christmas.

  • Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Cat Discovers Breast Cancer! 

A woman in Oregon believes that she is alive today because her cat discovered her breast cancer. One day Mia (the cat who the family had rescued prior) jumped up and starting sniffing Michelle’s breast then looked in her face then she proceeded to sniff and look at her again. Michelle proceeded to take the necessary precautions because something was just not right. A few days later she got the call that it was indeed cancer. Since they caught it so early the prognosis is very good. Cats usually do whatever they want and go wherever they want but the family says that Mia gets whatever she wants now. Thank goodness for Mia the cat! Click here to read more!

Turkey Run! 

Just a short video of a bunch of Turkey’s gobbling or clicking!

 

 

 

 

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Editor ~ Chelsea Dugger

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