A few months back, my husband and I watched an amazing show on PBS depicting how naturalist and writer Joe Hutto raised a brood of wild turkey chicks, imprinting himself as their “mother.”
Rather than hearing my second-hand impressions, here is a preview:
Here is another link where you can read a fascinating interview with Joe Hutto describing how the documentary came about and how they were able to recreate his remarkable experience.
Hutto chronicled his experiences in a book called “Illumination in the Flatwoods.” I haven’t read it yet, but it’s definitely on my TBR list. In the interview above, the interviewer mentions the spiritual impact felt while watching the documentary and Hutto confirmed that the whole experience had indeed had a strong spiritual component. Illumination indeed.