With the prevalence of the internet, we’ve seen some weird stuff about wild turkeys. White-feathered turkeys and bearded and gobbling hens have all been captured on camera. However, there might be something even weirder in Omaha, NE!
In early June, my father was visiting his parents at their home on the outskirts of the city. There have always been an abundance of turkeys in the area that enjoy visiting my grandparents’ bird feeders, but it wasn’t until this spring that an extra special turkey appeared.
On Friday, June 3rd, my dad captured what appears to be a two-headed hen turkey visiting the bird feeder. It behaved just like a normal turkey, and the gobblers were just as interested in her as the other hens!
While my dad only had a cell phone to take pictures, you can still see an abnormal growth protruding from the throat of the hen. If you look closely, you can make out the shape of a beak and partial head. When looking through binoculars, they could even see where the eye was located on the abnormal growth! We will update this story as we gather more high-quality photos of the hen!