Forty years ago, you could almost reliably see a live wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in the shadows around the edges of Cades Cove because in the national park, they were protected.
But today, turkeys have made a comeback with strong numbers. So much so that walking down a gravel road in the Knox Urban Wilderness, you might just pass by one. And if you're quick with your cell phone, get a photo.
I'm not sure which part of this is more remarkable. That turkeys are roaming the shadows of urban Knoxville again? Or taking a photo of one with a phone? Or that Kentucky bourbon today comes in 101 and even 108.2 proof?
What would Kentuckian Daniel Boone say, besides "what the heck is a phone?"