White turkey

Source:Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN (FOX Carolina) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency said a hunter recently claimed a “turkey of a lifetime.”

Cameron Bond took a leucistic turkey while hunting on April 6.

The agency said leucism in birds is described as a loss of pigmentation.

The beard of the bird was dark and the back feathers still had some color, however.

Bond’s turkey weighed 20 pounds and its beard measured nine-and-a-half inches.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency posted a photo of the animal on Facebook.

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