Sunday, November 20, 2011

Watch "My Life As A Turkey" On PBS Nature Program

  I watched a program on Saturday night title: "My Life as a turkey."
 Here's what it's about: A local farmer left some turkey eggs on Joe Hutto's porch. Joe who is a naturalist with an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated and hatched the eggs. He then spent the next 6 months following these turkeys everywhere. Joe followed them as they foraged through the back woods of Florida, and even joined them as the turkeys roosted in the trees. He learned a lot about turkey behavior, communication, and interaction of the birds with other animals such as deer. It was  amazing to see the bond that developed between Joe and these turkeys. It led to some touching moments as well as some sad moments. It's hard to explain what made this all so interesting. It is one of those shows that you have to see for yourself.

I don't believe you can watch this online but it is going to be rebroadcast on the PBS program,  Nature, several times between Sunday and Wednesday. You'll need to check your local PBS  for scheduled  air times. Here are the scheduled air times for Connecticut.


Unknown said...

I watched this online the other night.

I thought it was fascinating, especially how the turkeys helped him integrate with and see more wildlife.

How could you not humanize wildlife a bit when you are so deeply connected to them in that way?!

Jen Sanford said...

Wow, that sound awesome, thanks for posting about it!

Larry said...

birding is fun-I tried it but it didn't work for me.I've heard that humanizing is against the rules but that's just one opinion. I agree that his ability to get closer to wildlife was an interesting part.

Jen-I don't normally feel compelled to post about things like this but it is a must see.

Hilke Breder said...

I caught only half of the show at the end. It was fascinating and I'll check the local PBS schedule for a re-broadcast. Thanks for posting this, Larry.

Dawn Fine said...

Howdee~ when I first read the title of your post I thought you were going to tell us about your life...hee hee..

Anyway~i thought i was going to miss this episode, but found the full length film online to watch.
Thanks for the heads up! Happy Turkey to you!

Andy said...

I watched it twice already and found it interesting and fascinating.

Unknown said...

Interested in birds? Check out the Birds of the World blog, where you can learn something about a different bird everyday!

Larry said...

Hilke-Your welcome. Hope you were able to catch the rest.

Dawn-After watching this program I'll take that as a compliment. I have the same link but it won't play for some reason.

Andy-It was fascinating.

Pedro-That sounds like too much learning for me but I'll take a look-thanks.

Kathie Brown said...

I saw that show Larry, it sure WAS interesting!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know anywhere I can watch this on line in the UK?