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Wildlife Week Continues – Wild Turkey Spotted in 16th Street Heights and Kennedy Street too! And Adams Morgan too!

by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm 11 Comments

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Quite a few weeks for wildlife in the District – snakes falling from trees (twice!), red pandas on the lam, bears on the parkways and now wild turkeys?

[email protected] tweets us the photo above:

“@PoPville Cool! A wild turkey (I think) in a tree in my backyard. #16thStHeights”

UPDATE: [email protected] spotted the wild turkey walking down Kennedy Street too:


Update: Another reader emails the wild turkey strutting around Adams Morgan on California St. NW between 18th and 19th:


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Two more photos from Adams Morgan – one of the menacing bird peeping in a window on Wyoming Ave.



  • Art D.

    That is indeed unusual. I’ve never seen one west of the river ; usually they stick to Fort DuPont and Anacostia parks

    • No I don’t think so… more common than you think.

      I have seen Turkeys in Rock Creek many times at many locations along the bike trails from Silver Spring on down to the Zoo – several times in the trees at the Zoo alone.

      I think maybe this guy just got lost. After all they are natives.

      Pretty cool.

    • annonny

      I’ve seen small flocks of wild turkeys in RCP too. Funny how this guy decided to take a visit to the city.

  • itsmeari

    It’s like Jumanji!

  • AMDCer

    He’s right in front of my building in one of those pics – sorry I missed him!

  • dcdude

    He he… A peeping Tom.

  • DC202

    I’d rather have a bottle of Wild Turkey

  • Ben

    A little early to be hitting the booze is it? I guess it’s 5’o’clock somewhere.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Mmmm lunch!

  • textdoc

    Red pandas and turkeys and bears, oh my!

  • Anonymous

    Last month I saw a baby duck or chicken in Columbia Heights on Kenyon Street.


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