CADIZ, Ky. — An online photo is ruffling feathers in more ways than one right now.
Uploaded with the hashtag "TurkeyTuesday" via Twitter, the photo shows a hunter posing with what Kentucky park officials called the "turkey of a lifetime."
Afflicted with leucism, the white feathers are the result of a medical condition that causes the partial loss of pigmentation in animals.
This extremely rare condition is reported in one in every several thousand turkeys.
It is unknown what the hunter plans on doing with the turkey's corpse.
During the holidays, it's reported that Americans eat about 46 million turkeys every Thanksgiving, followed by 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter.
Nature comes in all colors and that was proven last week when a hunter got the turkey of a lifetime at Land Between the Lakes. The white feathers are caused by a condition call leucism which causes a partial loss of pigmentation. #TurkeyTuesday pic.twitter.com/T1ChnWi5Mr— Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (@LandBtwnLakes) April 19, 2022