Frost bite on a turkey toe
Frost bite can be tough on humans and tough on critters, too. The feet above and at right belong to a turkey shot on opening day of the 2009 North Zone season by Frank Baxter in Peoria County.
The bird acted normal and came right into decoys despite the rainy morning. Only after shooting the gobbler did Frank realize he’d shot a peg-legged old gimp.
Look at those toes. Nasty. But the bird moved fine.