Who’s a Chicken?

It’s twenty-two degrees celsius here in Lufkin, Texas, where we have stopped for a couple of nights to catch our bearings.  Camera in hand, I’ve decided to wander the property, hoping to catch the ducks in the pond by the entrance to the KOA.  

The ducks are not in residence but I had noticed movement in the grass just beside the wooded area.  From this distance, hard to tell if it’s a squirrel or a dog, but it’s something.  I move closer without wanting to disturb the subject.

The ground dips and rises, and as I step up, I get a better view:

Somehow, I hadn’t expected a bird.  Turn around please, I will the creature.

“Looks like a chicken, or maybe a young wild turkey,” Ric suggests.  I google “chicken-like bird in Texas” but nothing that resembles the feathered mystery appears.  

This is the part of travel I love: discovering new things.

“We’ll have to stop by Llano and ask Rich,” Ric suggests.

I feel like this must be a common bird, as the campers sitting nearby were nonchalant about it – more interested in the crazy Canuck taking its picture.

If anyone can solve this mystery, please let me know in the comments.  

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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