However, the main complaint that I hear voiced about wild turkeys is that they are ugly. But really, what a silly thing to concern me; what an unnecessary judgment even to mention. Why even announce that I have placed them in the undesirable category? Although my disparaging remarks seem harmless, they really are a form of gossip. I try to keep such thoughts about other people to myself, so why not do the same for these creatures who are just going about living their lives as nature has told them?
This mode of thinking has led me to add my name to the group that likes wild turkeys, to the group that gives them the benefit of the doubt, to the group that follows that old adage, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.” I love seeing those wild turkeys milling about.