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Question by rainesb. Uploaded on December 12, 2009
I don't know that they do. Since owls are nocturnal they don't threaten the babys unless they can snatch them off the roost and a full-grown turkey would be a burden for even a great horned owl. Toms shock gobble at owl calls, but they do that for coyote howls, pileated woodpeckers, crows, log truck horns, cattle bellowing and lots of other things. Interesting question.
Because owls are extrordinary hunters, and young turkeys could be very vulnerable to them.
Good question. Mabey the owls eat the turkey chicks if the mother moves from the nest. Perhaps the gobbler is gobbling as a warning to his hens not to get off of their nests. That would make sense to me, but I have no idea if I'm right.
Turkey = scroungy, worthless birds that eat everything
Owl = bird of prey that eats mice, snakes, and other birds - including turkeys
owls dont eat fully grown turkeys but somr times hatchling turkeys and gobblers shock gobble at a owl hoot
another question i have is why does the crow call help turkeys come
not sure what it's all about, I just think that turkeys may have a territorial problem and don't enjoy other birds being by them. So remember next time you kill a turkey your helping the other birds.
It's in the eyes. Predators have two eyes fixed in the same direction. Prey animals look to the sides from each eye. They instantly and instinctively understand their relationship to each other.
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