Talking turkey in the San Juans: strutting the line between welcome wildlife and pest
December 10, 2021
Gretchen K. Wing
The American wild turkey, introduced for hunting in the San Juan Islands around 1980, seems to have learned well how to live near humans — to the extent of unwelcome encroachment, in the minds of some. Given mixed responses in human-dominated environs, what makes a wild creature a charming neighbor to some and a pest to others?