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Around here, we refer to wild turkeys as Tennessee yard birds.
It’s practically guaranteed.
Every time you take a drive in the country, you will see a Tennessee turkey. Usually more than one.
It gets really weird when you’re camping or you’re in the woods and you start to hear footsteps crackling the leaves and it seems to be getting louder — and closer.
This happened to us once when we were taking a break from offroading & just sitting in the woods. And we weren’t sure what to think. Some black bears? Deer? Raccoons?
Nope, just a bunch of wild turkeys!
Check out my turkey photo exposé…
Natchez Trace Wildlife
While it’s definitely an a amazing sight to watch all of the wildlife roaming free along the Natchez Trace Parkway, just be careful.
Wild deer and turkey can inflict substantial damage to you and/or your vehicle, should the 2 collide.
- This is what hitting deer can do to your car.
- Here is what a turkey can do to a vehicle.
Wild Turkey Crossing
These photos were taken on the Natchez Trace Parkway:
We’ve lived in the Nashville area since 2001 — and all 3 of our houses have been situated relatively close to the Natchez Trace Parkway. To me, the ‘The Trace’ is a hidden gem of Nashville — a place to go when you want to get away from it all and be one with nature. I’ve hiked it, biked it, motorcycled it, walked it with my dogs, and driven my car on The Natchez Trace Parkway more times than I can count! This is where I share some of my favorite things to do along the Natchez Trace Parkway — which runs 444 miles from Nashville Tennessee to Natchez Mississippi and through parts of Alabama. When I’m not enjoying the beautiful outdoors along the Natchez Trace Parkway, you’ll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).