A cult of obviously demonic Turkeys begin spontaneously walking in a circle around a dead cat – working on a resurrection spell perhaps?
turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat in the middle of the road pic.twitter.com/o2ZqtJuNV4— haunter (@haunterhaha) September 18, 2019
National Geographic thinks otherwise, though, saying:
In all likelihood, the turkeys are less pagan and more paranoid: In a phone interview with National Geographic, wildlife biologist Tom Hughes of the National Wild Turkey Federation chalked up the turkeys’ behavior to a combination of curiosity and fear.
“My guess is they are puzzled by the strange behavior of the dead or dying cat,” says Hughes, “[and wanted] to get a better look, without getting too close.” The result, he says, is a circle of turkeys—mostly females—all eyeing the potential predator’s carcass, but none of them wanting to get any closer. (Read: “Do Crows Hold Funerals for Their Dead?”)
OK…. Possibly. But it’s still creepy AF.