Turkeys Circle Dead Cat, Internet Goes Wild

A 'bizarre scene' in a Massachusetts suburb
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 3, 2017 3:59 PM CST

(Newser) – A bizarre scene of a group of wild turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat was caught on video by a Massachusetts man who perhaps best described it: an attempt to give the feline its 10th life. Jonathan Davis came across the fowl play in the Boston suburb of Randolph Thursday, the AP reports. He posted a video on Twitter that he says was viewed a half million times by the late afternoon. The recording shows what appears to be 17 turkeys circling the cat. Dave Scarpitti, a wildlife biologist at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, suspects the turkeys were sizing up the threat of the cat and had no intention to make a meal out of it. He says turkeys prefer bird seed and vegetation to eating other animal species. (Read more viral video stories.)

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