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NOVEMBER 17, 2012
Science Saturday--Turkey Facts

Did you know...

--Benjamin Franklin suggested that the wild turkey be made the national bird.

--A domestic hen lays from 25 to 40 eggs during each breeding season.

--Wild turkeys eat fruits, seeds, insects, crustaceans, and small reptiles.

--Male birds have a sharp spur on the back of the foot that can inflict serious wounds during combat

You can get more info about turkeys and other animals using our Science Databases.

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