Photo taken at Bass Pro Shop
The wild turkey and the Muscovy Duck have been domesticated. No other bird in North America has been domesticated.
Wild turkeys are native to North America. Wild turkeys (a different race of turkey from the US), were brought from Mexico to Europe in the 1500s and when they came over to North America they brought them with them. They flourished till the early 1900s. Farm turkeys were released to try to increase the wild population but they didn't survive. Wild ones were then introduced, taken from more populous areas and this worked.
Now Wild Turkeys are prevalent over the 48 states of the US.
Length 43 to 45 inches
Wingspan 49 to 57 inches
weight 23 pounds
Turkeys are consumed at Thanksgiving and I will use them as a type for thankfulness. Our thankfulness brings a better life, instead of complaining about problems. It is thanksgiving that allows us to enter the presence of God.
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations."
As we come to God with thanksgiving we receive grace and mercy to help in our time of need.
" Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace,
so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
Father, I thank you for Your blessings of grace and mercy.