Exploring the Vibrant Wildlife of Spring in South Carolina

Turkeys & Other Wildlife on Trail Cam

The warm weather has finally arrived here in South Carolina. All the wildlife are active now. Last night, we saw a black bear on our BLINK camera looking for food. 

First Bear of the season looking for food. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2024

Plus, there are many wild turkeys looking for food and simply being social. I’m very excited that our trail cameras captured this! I usually see them in my late morning walks crossing from one side of the woods to the other. I compiled 40 trail cam videos of turkeys, ravens and deer for your enjoyment.

Kind Regards,
Debra Roinestad 

Trail Cam Videos (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2024

Some fun facts about wild turkeys

Turkeys are quite active during spring in South Carolina. They are looking for acorns and seeds that dropped last fall under leaves and debris. Turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour. Also, turkeys will roost in trees overnight to protect themselves from predators. Read more here.

Brush turkey (Talegalla Lathamii) illustrated by Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841) for John Gould’s (1804-1881)
Birds of Australia (1972 Edition, 8 volumes).

A little bit of humor: Guy Raises Wild Turkeys

via GIPHY

Hey, Let’s Talk Turkey!

Turkey Trail Camera, South Carolina

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

This little gal has a cute backstep after eating. Eat, peck, kick, repeat, eat, peck, kick, repeat. Who knew a turkey had a rhythm when eating? Aside from that did you know that turkeys can see better than humans? They can see in color and their eyesight covers 270 degrees. 

For more fun facts about turkeys click here on the World Animal Protection website.

Enjoy the trail camera videos. 🥰

Warm Wishes,

Debra & Kurt Roinestad

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Turkey, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

“Most people don’t realize turkeys are friendly, they’re social, they’re loyal, and they have emotions.” —Shannon Elizabeth

American Wild Turkey, Crested Curassow, Galeated Curassow, and Red Curassow from A history of the earth and animated nature (1820) by Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774).