Nature "My Life as a Turkey"

Nature "My Life as a Turkey"

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 8:00pm

Photo: Jeff Palmer

Courtesy of ©David Allen

Experience the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto (portrayed by Jeff Palmer) as he raises a family of turkey chicks.

When wildlife artist and naturalist Joe Hutto wants to “talk turkey,” he means something quite different than you might think, because he actually speaks the language of wild turkeys. And having spent more than a year as the full-time parent of a clutch of young turkeys, he learned much more than just how to talk turkey. What started as an informal science experiment became a very personal, very emotional journey that ended up changing his life in ways he could never have imagined. Based on the true story of Hutto, portrayed by wildlife photographer Jeff Palmer, Nature’s "My Life as a Turkey", airing Wednesday, November 24 at 8 p.m.on WXXI-TV, chronicles Hutto’s remarkable experience of imprinting wild turkey eggs and raising the hatchlings to adulthood.