- Jun 28, 2019
When you don't hear them gobble any much if at all anymore like I've been experiencing right now you'll wish you killed every nest raider there is. I'm hoping to get out tomorrow morning the weather has finally warmed up which I"m hopeing will get them gobbling up more too. We call possum's grinners, I've heard that about them and the ticks but I think the turkeys eat ticks too like they say chickens do. So there's that.I leave possums alone since they eat poisonous snakes (also largely immune to snake venom), and they eat about 5000 ticks per year on average each. Since I have no love of poisonous snakes, but I actually worry about ticks more, possums are OK in my book. Knock on wood, I have never been bitten by a snake, but have been bitten many times by ticks. I have several friends who have gotten Lyme Disease and one friend who contracted that allergy to red meat from a tick bite. I can't imagine how bad it would be to not be able to eat a steak or hamburger. I'll trade a few turkey eggs for less snakes and ticks. What has a turkey done for me lately, lol?