Unextirpated Turkeys

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The beast pictured here is from the museum at Pere Marquette State Park in Illinois.  The small sign next to it says, “The wild turkey was extirpated from this area in the late 1800s.  Reintroduced into the park in 1979, the turkey has again become common in the area’s open woodlands and forests.”

Extirpated, huh.  Pretty drastic.

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