/ Modified nov 24, 2012 8:33 a.m.

NATURE: My Life as a Turkey

Experience the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto who raised a family of turkey chicks. Sunday at 2 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

nature_life_turkey_2_spot Palmer and turkeys taking a walk (PHOTO: PBS)

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.

Sunday at 2 p.m. on PBS-HD 6

Nature

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