November 2011: My Life As a Turkey

Each month, KLRU chooses a program for your family to enjoy together. This month’s Family Choice program is: NATURE: My Life As a Turkey.

A turkey perches on Jeff Palmer's head.

NATURE: My Life As a Turkey
Wednesday, November 16, 7-8 p.m.

Friday, November 18, 4-5 a.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2-3 a.m. & 5-6 p.m.
Monday, November 21, 2-3 a.m.

Based on the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto, portrayed by wildlife photographer Jeff Palmer, this film chronicles Hutto’s remarkable experience of imprinting wild turkey eggs and raising the hatchlings to adulthood. Deep in the wilds of Florida, Hutto spent each day out and about as a “wild turkey” with his family of chicks — until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto’s story also became a book, Illumination in the Flatlands.