National Thanksgiving turkeys arrive at Gobbler's Rest

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Drumstick and Wishbone are home for the holidays.

After the trip from Minnesota, a whirlwind visit to Washington D.C. and the pardon by President Donald Trump, the national Thanksgiving turkeys have arrived at Gobbler's Rest on the campus of Virginia Tech.

They will share their new home with Tater and Tot, the two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year.

The new arrivals will meet the public on Sunday. Among their first visitors were reporters from near, and far.

Agata Adamek is a journalist with TVN 24, a Polish news channel.

"It is really interesting and funny for Polish viewers to show your tradition of pardoning of turkeys," Adamek told WDBJ7. "And we are here to check how they are here as neighbors of Barack Obama's turkey last year."

Now international celebrities, Drumstick and Wishbone were taking it all in stride on Wendesday. Not surprising, says Mallory White, a graduate student in Virginia Tech's Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences.

"They're very social, so they've been showing off for everyone. They've been walking around showing their beautiful feathers. And I think they're having a great time," White said. "This breed especially, they're really docile so if you want to meet a turkey, definitely come on out and see 'em."

You can come out and see 'em on Sunday afternoon.

Virginia Tech is inviting the public to meet Drumstick and Wishbone from noon to 5 p.m. at Gobbler's Rest, located in the Livestock Judging Pavilion on Plantation Road in Blacksburg