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A wild turkey has excellent vision and hearing. Their field of vision is about 270 degrees. This is the main reason they continue to elude some hunters.

Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining. Turkeys spend the night in trees. They fly to their roosts around sunset.

Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.

A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.

The first meal of foil food packets eaten by astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin contained roast turkey.

The biggest turkey known to man weighed in at 86 pounds — Most domesticated turkeys weigh between 14 to 45 pounds.

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