If you live out in the county or take a nice relaxing drive you may come across some of our indigenous wildlife.
Living "out in the sticks," I at times just have to step outside to meet up with wildlife.
Two turkeys I have are named Stove and Top. Yeah I know it's a tad bit morbid.
These two turkeys are a few of the wild birds that will walk across U.S. 54 causing tourists to stop and take pictures. They have even followed them down the side roads from time to time.
I took out my phone and took a picture of the birds. They didn't seen to mind. They continued on their way and seemed not to mind the added attention of their activities.
I got into my car and started on my way to work and began to laugh. Here it is May and the year is almost half over. I knew I had a lot to do today but those turkeys reminded me there was a lot more to come.
I would love nothing more than to be able to talk to the turkeys, and learn what they have to say. They have seen Quay County in a way that I never can.
I bet they also have some interesting tourist stories as well, perhaps someone wanted to give them a ride home. You know … as a dinner quest.
(Thomas Garcia is the senior writer at the Quay County Sun. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org)