November 27, 2009
Hailey Hall gathers her courage to touch Turkey Tom’s wattled head, while (left to right) Aleja Hall, Kara Percell, Seth Rolan, Corey McClurkan and India Brandenberg look on. Payson Elementary School teacher Jennifer Johnson brought in her pet turkey to give students a first-hand introduction to a bird of the sort most of them had never seen without stuffing.
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Teacher’s pet gives children chance to talk turkey
Tom bristled, making an odd humming sound. Then he fixed Hailey with a beady stare: all wattle and beard.