Lightning is a young turkey poult who appeared in the episode Happy Turkey Day. After a coyote nearly attacked a flock of wild turkeys, a little turkey poult came running out of a corn field and right into Martin like a bolt of lightning or in Martin's case a "Poult" of lighting and that's he named him Lightning. When Lightning's mom flew back down to see if he was alright, a goshawk came swooping in trying to attack him but his mom managed to fend it off and drive it away. At the end of the episode Lightning and his flock are seen eating Thanksgiving dinner with the Wild Kratts.