I’m proud that I’m a turkey,
A bird with so few peers,
Did you know that we’ve been around,
For about ten million years?
I also bet you didn’t know,
We’re among the fastest birds alive.
We can run at 30 miles per hour,
And fly at fifty-five!
Benjamin Franklin called us a symbol,
He thought we were quite regal.
And if old Ben had had his way,
You’d be feasting on bald eagle.
We often spend the night in trees,
We have carnuckles, a wattle and snood.
See, I’m rather smart and can name all my parts,
And I know what they are, do yood?
Not all of us gobble, only the boys.
Our females talk with clicks.
We have 3500 feathers,
Which makes us cute to chicks.
We have no ears, but we hear real well,
And we can nearly see behind us.
Which is why when you hunt us in the woods,
It’s really hard to find us.
We turkeys are such friendly birds,
We’re never mean or malicious.
The only bad thing about being one,
Is that we’re so delicious!