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I live in Knoxville, TN. The other day a turkey walked up my street, right in the middle of the city. It's an urban area, but the neighborhood has patches of woods here & there.

Please let me know if I'm wrong... I think it's a female Wild Turkey. She wandered up the street toward a busy 4-lane thoroughfare. I ran through some nearby yards trying to skirt around and turn her back in the opposite direction. I think I succeeded in the end, but it was hard to be sure. She did turn around, but disappeared into a wooded area.

So is she a Wild Turkey? If so, it raises the question: Where are the rest of them? There would have to be a flock somewhere...

Attached are a couple of pics & here's a link to a 7 second video clip (MP4) in a Google Drive folder along with some pics extracted from the clip. (I got the MP4 by accidentally turning the camera to video. Originally it was upside down—I had to find an app to flip it over.)

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Definitely a Wild Turkey.  I've seen deer in suburban areas with scattered patches of woods.  If she's not wayward and lost, as long as there's food, they'll stay.

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Yes, a female Wild Turkey. It's not unusual to see them in urban areas, especially as urbanity is encroaching into wilderness areas more and more each and every day!!! This is also nesting season for them, so they are not in flocks like they are for most of the year.

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Thanks! I thought she was a Wild Turkey, but a few people said it couldn't be. I wanted to double-check because I hadn't heard of Wild Turkeys in cities.

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