Over the weekend, I had noticed one of the wild turkeys didn't quite trot the same due to a perfectly tied "bow" on his right leg. There was a sash made from the top of a feeding bag that had somehow looped and fastened to its leg.
I had wondered if he could "shake it off".
However, I had failed to mention it to Russ.
It seems I didn't have to, because he noticed on his own.
Yesterday, Russ made a snare and patiently waited for the big fella to step in.
Once he did, there was some squawkin', but Russ got the sash untied and rescued the bird's leg from a painful bondage.
Russ said "He thought he was a gonner..but settled down eventually and was grateful for his freedom once I could get the tight tie cut off..."
Small task, with a big outcome ~ a wild turkey who knows the hands of kindness.