WARNING: This post could be considered gross by some. Read no farther if you get squeamish with bugs and dead critters. You can thank me for posting this late at night and hopefully, the squeamish will pass right over and not notice it! 🙂
Our neighbor was cleaning a turkey (that he later smoked and we ate and it was delicious!) and I had never looked at what was in the craw. I will never look at these giant beetles and not think of the turkeys eating them.
There was probably 2 – 3 cups of corn, beetles and acorns in the craw. We have so many of those big beetles and so far, I haven’t noticed them bothering anything I’m growing so I don’t bother them but it looks like the turkeys like them.
I thought it was so interesting that he pulled out several handfuls of this mixture. Seeing it didn’t bother me but briefly, I thought . . turkeys eat beetles and then I eat turkey so to some degree . . I’m eating beetles but then I remembered that chickens eat worms and grasshoppers and I eat chicken so I stopped those thoughts right quick like.
And, you can thank me for this post because otherwise, how would you have known what was in a wild turkey’s craw? 🙂