Science
3:31 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

"My Life as a Turkey" on Nature can be seen Wednesday, November 21st at 7 pm

Based on the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto, portrayed by wildlife photographer Jeff Palmer, this film chronicles Hutto’s remarkable experience of imprinting wild turkey eggs and raising the hatchlings to adulthood. Deep in the wilds of Florida, Hutto spent each day out and about as a “wild turkey” with his family of chicks — until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto’s story also became a book, Illumination in the Flatlands.

"My Life as a Turkey" on Nature airs Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Jeff Palmer and turkeys resting on a log.
Jeff Palmer and turkeys resting on a log.