Jonathan, from Boston, Massachusetts, was driving down the same street he drives down every day when he noticed something incredibly bizarre.
There, in the middle of the street, over a dozen turkeys were walking in a perfect circle. "I never saw a single turkey [on that street] let alone all of these," Jonathan told BuzzFeed News.
As Jonathan looked closer he noticed something even crazier: in the middle of the circle of turkeys was a dead cat.
Biologist at the University of California, Alan Krakauer, told The Verge the birds may have been performing a "predator inspection".
This is when weaker animals confront predators to intimidate them and scare them away. If this is the case, the turkeys must not have known the cat was dead. Or the cat may have recently died. Hell, who knows... maybe the turkeys killed the cat.
Jonathan said the turkeys circled the dead cat for at least two minutes while he was there. His video of the encounter has over 20,000 retweets.
"It's unreal, man," he said. "My Twitter app barely works with all the RTs."
"People at work were telling me their friends from other states were watching it and had no idea they knew the person who filmed it... [there were also] people yelling at me and saying [they were] vultures and not turkeys."
For the record, Jonathan said National Geographic called him and confirmed they were turkeys.
BuzzFeed News has contacted Taronga Zoo to find out more information about this weird as shit phenomenon.
Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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