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Wild turkey girl

We euthanized the wild turkey girl today. She had been shot. The vet thought she'd been shot well over a week ago and probably wandered too close to the road. I'm thankful to be the one who found her (and a little surprised she wasn't killed by a predator sooner). I held her as she died.

It saddens me someone saw her as nothing more than a trophy hunt, a beautiful creature degraded to "meat". It saddens me more that so many people drove by her while she suffered. But I'm glad it was me, I'm glad I was so close to work, and I'm glad we gave her a chance to recuperate. It just wasn't meant to be.

While being considerate of those on my flist who may feel differently, I must admit I do not comprehend the joy, thrill or excitement of hunting. Not when I have to see an animal suffer so much. She didn't deserve that.

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ex_chose
Apr. 17th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
neither do I. understand the thrill of hunting, that is. RIP, little wild turkey girl.
justbluemyself
Apr. 17th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)
Poor turkey girl. I'm glad you were around to at least give her a chance. Hunting has always been a big deal on my dad's side of the family, and I have never understood it. I'm very glad to have escaped the hunting gene.
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