A dead cat lay in the middle of the road and seventeen turkeys walked in a wide circle around the lifeless feline. A Boston resident, Jonathan Davis took a video of the bizarre dance and uploaded it to social media. To the casual observer, it appears that the birds are paying homage to the deceased cat, but in reality, turkeys are omnivorous, which means they will eat a variety of foods. In all probability, the turkeys just wanted to make sure the cat was no longer a threat before sitting down to feast on the carcass.
It is odd that turkeys, who are notoriously shy chose to circle the cat in the middle of the street. It is possible that they have spent time around humans and don’t consider them a threat. But knowing that these turkeys are about to eat a dead cat makes me consider having a steak for next Thanksgiving dinner. There’s just a really nasty mental image that runs through my brain.
The video was captioned: ‘These turkeys trying to give this cat its 10th life’.
Davis, who describes the 24-second video as ‘the craziest thing I have ever seen’, shows 17 turkeys walking in a circle around the lifeless cat.
What makes the video even more strange is that the cat is lying in the middle of a road.
urkeys are omnivorous, meaning they will eat a wide range of foods but pretty much eat nuts, seeds and fruits.
They also don’t usually eat dead animals.
Wildlife biologist Mark Hatfield told Gizmodo that the birds were probably just sizing up the cat.
‘They’re just making sure that it’s no longer a threat,’ Mr Hatfield said.