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FILMING THE WILD TURKEY FAMILY
Behind the scenes image of turkeys and Jeff Palmer (actor) in misty forest in Florida. Cameraman (Mark Smith) on track & dolly shows how some of the beautiful sweeping shots were filmed.
WILD TURKEY STANDING ON CAMERA
WILD TURKEYS CLAMBERING OVER CREW
Turkeys climbing all over David Allen (director), Jeff Palmer (actor) and Mark Smith (cameraman).
ON A CALL SURROUNDED BY TURKEYS
Jeff Palmer (actor) sat on large felled tree on his cell phone with a dozen wild turkeys.
SOME FACTS ABOUT TURKEYS
The wild turkey was first domesticated by Native Americans. Spanish explorers took the birds to Europe in the 16th century.
Turkeys’ heads change colour when they become excited.
We will eat 10 million turkeys this Christmas. These are the artificially bred descendents of the American Wild Turkey.
The turkey was Benjamin Franklin's choice for the United States' national bird (he considered the bald eagle as a bird of bad moral character).
A wild turkey’s gobble can be heard up to one mile away!
Turkeys can run at speeds up to 25 mph, and they can fly up to 55 mph.
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- Steve Greenwood
- Dave Allen