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Wild grouse befriends Ken Nelson

by Trinity Gruenberg

One fine day last November, Ken Nelson of Bertha was at his 80-acre rural hunting property removing some brush with his grandson. He noticed his grandson was throwing sticks at something and discovered it was a grouse.

Nelson told his grandson to stop throwing sticks at the bird but the bird never ran off. Instead, the curious grouse came out of the tree line and approached him.

He believed it was a fluke, a one-time event. Ten months later, the grouse continues to make his appearance and hangs out with Nelson.

“Silly Bird,” as Nelson refers to him, knows Nelson is nearby when he hears the four-wheeler approaching. . .



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