Meet Cracker The Turkey- the one that got away

She was plucked from the obscurity of factory life and presented to a stunned Derry mother as the festive dinner, but against all odds Cracker the Turkey will enjoy her own fourth Christmas this year.

For Cracker will be keeping her head while all around her lose theirs as the pet of turkey farmer Mickey Mullan and his partner Joan McGandry, who live outside Limavady.

Mickey Mullan from Keady Clachan farm with Cracker the Turkey.

Mickey Mullan from Keady Clachan farm with Cracker the Turkey.

But Cracker’s story starts in the Springtown area of Derry, where a stunned local couple were presented with the live bird by their daughter.

(For full story see next edition of Derry Journal)

Cracker the Turkey in her Wendy House.

Cracker the Turkey in her Wendy House.