What Are Wild Turkeys Afraid Of?

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At first, you may be delighted and surprised to see a wild turkey in your backyard. But as the days and weeks pass, you may find wild turkeys are eating your garden, scaring away birds, or frightening your children.

It’s time to learn more about wild turkeys and more specifically, what they are afraid of.

1. Noises

Like many animals, wild turkeys are afraid of loud, unexpected noises. Consider making a noise maker out of a can of pennies. You can always wave your arms overhead and startle them with your own noises. These are good quick solutions, but require you to be home to deploy them. For a more permanent solution, our durable flash tape creates bright flashes of light and loud, crackling noises that scare away wild turkeys. Learn how Nite Guard Repellent Tape works.

2. Coyotes and Scarecrows

Wild turkeys are afraid of coyotes and can be tricked with scarecrows. A basic, but tried and true solution.

3. Leashed Dog

Do you have a dog at home? Or could a neighbor with a dog stop by and lend a hand? Wild turkeys are afraid of dogs. We add “leashed” as your goal is to frighten the turkey. Not injury it.

4. Water

Unexpected bursts of water startle wild turkeys. Consider a Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler. We’ve also heard of people hosing turkeys down with squirt guns.

Now that you know what wild turkeys are afraid of, explore our 5 humane tips to deter wild turkeys. The Humane Society also has a great resource about what to do about wild turkeys.

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