Nature My Life as a Turkey
One man's remarkable experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood. Details
Episode: My Life as a Turkey
After a local farmer left a bowl of eggs on Joe Hutto's front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother.• Visit the My Life as a Turkey webpage
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Premiere Date: 11/15/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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