Not So Cool Dude With A Snood by TonyCrehan

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Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot in January 2011.

Male Turkey strutting his stuff at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Phillip Island, Victoria.

By the look of his snood, he is somewhat excited.

The snood is a fleshy appendage that attaches just above the beak of the male turkey (tom). When the tom relaxes, the snood is short — maybe half an inch long. When the tom struts, usually to impress the ladies or demonstrate how powerful he is, the snood engorges with blood and extends to hang down over the beak. According to the experts, the snood has no known function.

Churchill Island Heritage Farm covers 57 hectares and boasts a historic working farm with ‘hands on’ farming demonstrations reminiscent of a bygone era. including sheep shearing, cow milking, blacksmithing and working dog demonstrations. Churchill Island is easily accessible by an all-vehicle bridge from Phillip Island. First walked by Bunurong Aboriginal people, the island has an important place in the history of European settlement in Victoria.

The Island forms part of the Churchill Island Marine National park and the waters and mudflats surrounding Churchill Island are listed under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.


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  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghoseover 3 years ago

    Interesting info and a great close up shot.

  • Thank you Indrani

    – TonyCrehan

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    Haha – nice closeup Tony.

  • Thanks Michael. Cheers. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 3 years ago

    “I am beautiful, no matter what they say”

  • Great comment Lorraine. Thank you. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    romfl!!! great portrait, title and info

  • Thanks for the fave and comment Dave.

    – TonyCrehan

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Please tell me this was not a beauty contest! lol

  • Why David? Don’t you think he is beautiful? I understand that the display is more about power than beauty. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    LOL! Great close up a color! Thanks for making me laugh !

  • Thanks Kim. It is a rather weird look.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your image to the Tasmanian Photographers Group

  • Thanks Shane but it is not my image. A resemblance for sure but it is actually a turkey. Cheers. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 3 years ago

    ROFL Tony

  • ROFL?

    – TonyCrehan

  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01over 3 years ago

    He can come to dinner at my house if he likes! :-)

  • Ha ha. I reckon this one would be a bit tough Greg.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01over 3 years ago

    Slow cooked soup? :-)

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