December 11, 2023

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Colorado Governor Issues First Turkey Pardon

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If only John Coffey could have had it so lucky.

When played out in real life (or in movies like The Green Mile), awaiting a call from the governor’s office for a stay of execution is an agonizing experience that rarely ends satisfactorily.

Not so for Gus, a 28-month-old gobbler from Hayden, and his friends Maple, Pumpkin and Matilda.

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“Gus” a 28-month-old gobbler from Hayden.

Evan Semón Photography

The four turkeys strutted their stuff on the back lawn of the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion on Monday, November 20, as Governor Jared Polis exonerated them for any and all crimes. They will all live out their lives at Luvin Arms Sanctuary.

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Gus and Maple, a five-month-old hen from Routt County, take in the proceedings.

Evan Semon

2023-11-20 14:22:00

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