I ran across to get a few pics n was carefull to stay behind some trees n shrubs to not appear threatening. It's not wise to get in their face close, or the leader may attack. I heard about one going crazy in a parking lot some time ago, who kept trying to attack his reflection, running into it- n wouldn't let the owner in their car! I've seen some really huge ones outside work a few years back, almost as tall as me at the head.
These were smaller, about 2.5 feet. The severe drought must be affecting them too.
This guy was watching guard for the others as they picked at the scrawny lawn. Luckily, they weren't afraid of my presence, n didn't shy away.
I was surprised to see one on point check for traffic, n led the rest across the road. I crossed parallel with them about 15 feet away, n they continued down a row of grass toward the woods in back. Most of my pics were blurry, due to their constant motion or mine.
The past week we had two entire days of showers finally! Lawns n woods are looking alot greener today. One of the tomato plants in the ground shriveled up, dying of shock in the water, n left behind a small 1 inch red fruit. I picked only 1 green bean today... In this case now the potted plants are doing better.
I actually cooked n am eating some turkey legs from the market this week.
Maybe I'll get more Zucchini in the garden next week if it doesn't get freezing overnight too soon. September is the best time in this area, so much less crowded too.
Note: good contrast / resolution helps on the subtle tones in this post, monitor adjustment may help. At home these look great, at the library the monitor is too dark...