Judging by their names, they already sound like snacks. But in fact, Caramel and Popcorn are both trying desperately not to get eaten.
They are the two turkeys locked in a battle this week for the most hallowed prize in turkeydom: the traditional Thanksgiving pardon from President Obama.
And they need your vote.
At first glance, they seem remarkably alike. Both are males, both were born July 8, and both are roughly the same size – at 2 feet high and 38 lbs. 4 oz., Caramel is just an inch taller and a pound heavier than Popcorn.
But look closer, and you’ll realize these birds are night and day. Caramel’s walk is “steady and deliberate,” says the White House, while Popcorn’s is a “proud strut.” Caramel gobbles in “quick, clear and frequent” tones, while Popcorn speaks in “more garbled, longer notes.”
Now it’s on you to make a decision most fowl: Who should get pardoned, Caramel or Popcorn?