RICHBURG, NC (WBTV) - Laughing Owl Farm is home to one of the luckiest birds in the country. He's also one of the only home-grown turkeys you'll find alive on the day before Thanksgiving.
The Mullis family raises heritage breed turkeys and sells them as Thanksgiving dinners. But, 5 years ago, Tom won their hearts and was spared the dinner plate.
Tom will kick around the occasional football, he eats Cherry tomatoes, he even likes to get his head rubbed. But perhaps the most unusual part of the bird is the fact that he doesn't really act much like a turkey at all.