Bush Turkey Wants to Walk His Doggy Friend
Occurred on December 14, 2020 / Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Info from Licensor: "Chilli is a mixed breed dog, 11 years of age and is very patient with other animals, including the 3 cats she lives with. Our local resident male Bush Turkey (officially a Brush Turkey, an Australian native protected bird), which we call The Major, has built his nest close by and every day takes a walk with Chilli dog and Jo. The Bush Turkey follows us up the street and around the corner, then returns home to wait for our return where he accompanies Chilli into the garden to chase her lead. Is it 'snake hunting'? Is it wanting to walk Chilli? We don't know but we do know it is now a game. Chilli is happy with The Major unless he enters her house, then the chase is on. Dr Jo Righetti is an animal behaviourist helping people understand pets, and bush turkeys."