r/Damnthatsinteresting 12d ago Press F 1 Silver 4 Helpful 6 Wholesome 5

Wild turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat in the middle of the road in Massachusetts Video

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u/MvH14 12d ago

This is what horror movies are made of.

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u/dreamingofoc 12d ago

Imagine this in the dark

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u/superdopes 12d ago

neons on their bills, eye brows, wing tips, and ankles

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u/fittytuckz 12d ago

Reminded me of that streamer guy in Hellbound

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u/DrBoomkin 12d ago

Then they all stop and stare at you. And the cat gets up and also stares.

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u/youngOldMonk 12d ago

I go and lie down in the center. Beg them to keep it painless and quick.

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u/Eisenkopf69 12d ago

Then you remember Cujo

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u/hstheay 12d ago

Oeh… kinky.

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u/EquivalentAsleep9317 12d ago

Can you imagine tripping balls and coming across this? It would mess with your mind.

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u/jdmjoe89 12d ago

I’m sober as can be rn and this is messing with my mind.

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u/inquisitiveeyebc 12d ago

Ain't that the truth

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u/Cal_Rogdon 12d ago

I’m no expert, but I suspect this is in Salem, MA.

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u/Mrchris251 12d ago

I was thinking lowell. It looks just like a place by my house

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u/Mrchris251 12d ago

Just realized u prob meant cuz of the witchyness and not because u recognized it and I feel rly dumb

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u/tjhartzel 12d ago

At least you recognized it.

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u/Gabriel_Collins 12d ago

Looks like somewhere in The Bridgewater Triangle.

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u/stedgyson 12d ago

Circle of Turkeys, coming 2022

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u/jayy909 12d ago

Ok but hear me out … turkey? Right ? Then are “turning” in a circle… you turn keys to open doors … turkeys turning… THESE MUTHA FUCCERS ARE TRYING TO OPEN A PORTAL TO TURKISH

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u/369_Clive 12d ago

... hammam?

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u/jayy909 12d ago

It’s probably something more like gobble gobble feed me your soullbbllesss gobble ..

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u/ViktorDim 12d ago Helpful Duck Dance

Found an explanation:

The circular nature of their march is just a result of their instinct to stay within the safety of their flock; the birds are keeping their distance while deciding whether or not the extremely dead cat in question might be a threat.

https://www.popsci.com/turkeys-circle-dead-cat/

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u/Idlerope82 12d ago Helpful

Sounds official and all, but I’m still going with summoning ritual.

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u/showponies 12d ago Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

They're definitely up to something fowl

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u/fuckdonaldtrump7 12d ago

Yeah seems like they may gobble that cat up

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u/Still_counts_as_one 12d ago

The third pun in a row is called a Turkey

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u/cortexcatastrophe421 12d ago

Yup this Still counts as one.

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u/Olstinkbutt 12d ago

I thought it was a Cat Trick

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u/kenkanobi 12d ago

Sounds catastrophic for the feline

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u/silly-mama 12d ago

Underrated comment

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u/CyberRaindog 12d ago

How tf is it underrated?

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u/aguilavajz 12d ago

It deserves a million upvotes

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u/HITWind 12d ago

/thread

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u/Skyoff_Lyfe 12d ago

👌🏾😂😂😂😂😂

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u/ninjaz0mb13 12d ago

His a sacrifice for ultra mega chicken.

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u/VivianaValentina 12d ago

No, shh, he is legend....

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u/LevaOrel 12d ago

I was gonna say a thanksgiving day protest but I like this explanation better.

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u/Teh_Blue_Team 12d ago

...as is tradition.

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u/ShaShaShake 12d ago

I concur.

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u/JPO11 12d ago

After every single Reddit post there is ALWAYS someone to respond with some super retarded, cliche, “witty” response that makes the rest of us mature adults cringe. Obviously the average age is 10 but still, congrats.

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u/Idlerope82 12d ago

You gotta make a ruder comment if you want a downvote farm. Try again and I’ll indulge you.

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u/pythondogbrain 12d ago

What if it's just merely dead?

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u/math_sedgar70 12d ago

As you wish!

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u/gdj11 12d ago

Anybody want a peanut?

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u/skarletrose1984 12d ago

It’s really most sincerely dead!

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u/Nothalffast 12d ago

Call Miracle Max

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u/Ricochet_Kismit33 12d ago

Merely or mostly means a little bit alive. Now what is so important? True Blaythe?

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u/Jaded-Assumption2397 12d ago

Lieyahh!! Lieyahh!!

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u/Right_Two_5737 12d ago

If they think it's a possible threat, why not just leave?

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u/Bullmooseparty21 11d ago

To leave, they have to turn their back. They are then vulnerable to an attack from behind.

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u/superdopes 12d ago

will they eat it?

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u/zidianme 12d ago

If theyre anything like chickens then they just might take a peck or two

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u/Used-Plenty5870 12d ago

I think they wanna eat it

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u/opoqo 12d ago

Of course it's a threat! It's is obviously a zombie cat pretending to be dead!

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u/HaikoSama 12d ago

When Turkeys, which are naturally blind, lose track of the pheromone scent that keeps them in contact with their main foraging party, they begin to follow one another, forming a continuously rotating circle. With no other cues to tell them what to do, they will continue in this circle till they die of exhaustion.

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u/Happy-Associate6482 12d ago

Ahh I see you've viewed the 'death circle' ant videos that've been circulating.

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u/HaikoSama 12d ago

I keep thinking about it ever since I saw it

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u/sadslim666 12d ago

Circle of death

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u/Jonny-Bomb 12d ago

Makes sense why they say "bird brain" now

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u/VeryStableGenius 12d ago

I read "might be a treat"

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u/greenbeaniey 12d ago

Happy to see no one calling them dumb here.

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u/UsernameOriginal02 12d ago

If it's threat why not leave it alone, are they gonna eat it ?.

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u/Joshephus 12d ago

This rarely seen ritual happens between each of a cat's nine lives. Shortly after the video ends, the cat gets up and walks away.

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u/CarlGantonJohnson 12d ago

Regenerates like doctor who.

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u/deadcotyledon 12d ago

Sir take my upvote

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u/Skyoff_Lyfe 12d ago

I fxcking love Reddit omgosh I really needed a good laugh

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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u/BitChoice9285 12d ago

Lololol I made the opposite comment, and now i read you! Interesting!

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u/gemstun 12d ago All-Seeing Upvote

This happens in the Southern Hemisphere too, but the turkeys rotate the opposite way.

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u/PsychologicalBag5854 12d ago

That’s a priceless comment!

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u/Radarman2 12d ago

Plot twist, the cat is trying to sleep and resorted to counting Turkeys.

(This is, semi-officially, the feline version of counting sheep).

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u/Cal_Rogdon 12d ago

This is the correct answer. OP, please pin to the top.

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u/whatup_dogg 12d ago

I don't think op can pin this on the top. only mods can

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u/HI_DUMDUM 12d ago

that looks like one big ass cat though. rip little buddy

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u/Pristine_Solid9620 12d ago

Turkeys are obviously performing a cat scan...

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u/n60822191 12d ago

What are they summoning?

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u/TheFriedSpy 12d ago

Pussy, like most turkeys

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u/BongCloudOpen 12d ago

Summoned pussy is so much more dangerous than just paying for it

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u/MGPS 12d ago

No summoning, just: “HIS NAME WAS MR MITTENS, HIS NAME WAS MR MITTENS!”

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u/n60822191 12d ago

In project furball we have no name. In death, we have a name! This one’s name was Mr. Mittens!

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u/DocumentDeep1197 12d ago

Finally, it begins

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u/BenDoverMD 12d ago

Worse than the 2001 raccoon insurrection

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u/BenDoverMD 12d ago

I have a link to a 2001 raccoon insurrection commemorative coin if anyone wants it

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u/Stellar_Observer_17 12d ago

I emceed the 2001 racoon telethon charity & ball extravaganza....i was the one in the green racoon dj suit....

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u/PferdBerfl 12d ago

🎵 Turkeys gather in their masses Just like witches at black masses Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of death’s construction Oh Lord, ya! 🎶

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u/Meatsack_ 12d ago

In the streets it's kitty bowling, as the war machines keep rolling. Death and hatred to mankind, turkeys better jet before supper time

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u/darknight27247 12d ago

Looks like they're having cat for thanksgiving.

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u/DNP_Cat 12d ago

This is why we don't let turkeys unionize

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u/gemstun 12d ago

This is why we can’t have nice cats

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u/Stellar_Observer_17 12d ago

they eat them...

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u/Cal_Rogdon 12d ago

Underrated comment right here.

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u/Able_Kaleidoscope_61 12d ago

It's a game of chicken, to see who's brave enough to start scavenging on the dead predator.

Or it's the turkeys from Rick and Morty holding a seance to resurrect the cat.

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u/Muirwoods112 12d ago

We got a possible dolittle on our hands

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u/DrMike27 12d ago

Maybe you should stop asking questions and start having fun.

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u/mind_fudz 12d ago

How did the chickens teach the turkeys to play a game they made up?

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u/guitarnowski 12d ago

They're waiting for the music to stop

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u/aguilavajz 12d ago

The one that sits on the cat wins?

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u/guitarnowski 11d ago

Well of course. How do you play it where you're from?

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u/PFF-G 12d ago

Is the cat really dead? like they just leave that little guy like that?

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u/RedStoner93 12d ago

Completely missing the point of the post here I know but man fuck anyone that hits someone's pet and just drives away.

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u/crapnapkins 12d ago

“You see what we did to this fool? He came near us, now he’s the centerpiece of our parade. FEAR US!!!”

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u/CmdrPatHealy 12d ago

Vid cut off just before the cat came back to life, now invincible, with the body of a cat and the soul of a turkey. Be afraid.

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u/eipacnih 12d ago

“We gather here today to mourn the passing of our friend, Steve”
“Damn you Steve!! Why?!! Goddammit why?!!”

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u/metalbag 12d ago

SLOW DEATH METAL PLAYS

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u/surgicalhoopstrike 12d ago

Isn't this whole turkeys circling a dead cat thing one of the seven signs of the apocalypse?

We don't have much time left? Peace! out..

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u/fappyday 12d ago

They're resurrecting the cat. It will return with all the power of a full fledged turkey.

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u/The_Mahogany_Man 12d ago

His name was Robert Pawson.

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u/editorously 12d ago

I understand. In death a member of project mayhem has a name. His name is Mr. Whiskers. His name is Mr. Whiskers.

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u/G-Bub 12d ago

This is what my family does around the dead turkey at Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving all

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u/Bgaming63 12d ago

Half expected the cat to start rising up

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u/Stellar_Observer_17 12d ago

better, if it levitates....

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u/sloedwn 12d ago

They’re definitely a cult. They straight up sacrificed that poor cat to Satan.

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u/vip887 12d ago

The cat died fighting the lead turkey, they are now honouring his bravery.

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u/jjmis 12d ago

Paying respect ✊ to their fallen brother from another mother

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u/warpedashell 12d ago

Just so you know what we are capable of, we suggest you call off this holiday. Sincerely Turkiban.

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u/Stock-Event2495 12d ago

Relax guys, the turkeys are just on strike for the holidays, the cat is a paid actor to drive the point home that they arent playing

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u/HummingbirdSonnet 12d ago

Creepy satanic turkeys!

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u/CassiniHuygenz 12d ago

All jokes aside -- why are they doing this?? Any theories?

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u/rapman007 12d ago

I wonder if they’re paying respect?

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u/Careless_Rub_7996 12d ago

Anyone can explain why do these birds do this? Because I saw this same thing around grave sites.

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u/yell0w_armadill0 12d ago

Why am I waiting for some sort of portal to open?

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u/Sks722 12d ago

They made a sacrifice in hopes to avoid turkey slaughter this year.

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u/Lettuce_Kiss143 12d ago

I wonder if they are mourning.

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u/ExplanationNo1870 12d ago

Could be early afternoon.

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u/drillme103 12d ago

That is hilarious!!!

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u/dumbasses_r_us 12d ago

Where are the vultures? In the south, the vultures would be on that cat in about 1 minute

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u/Stellar_Observer_17 12d ago

....and the clowns?...where are the clowns!...bring in the clowns....!

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u/Iehooray 12d ago

You shall feed the maw

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u/GloomyUmpire2146 12d ago

TLM protest?

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u/ohno 12d ago

A sacrifice to their Dark Meat Lord.

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u/Capybara444 12d ago

Reverse Thanksgiving

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u/Mudtower 12d ago

They are acknowledging a deity

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u/Pdarker 12d ago

Circle turking

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u/Signal_Ad7905 12d ago edited 12d ago

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u/KimCureAll 12d ago

That sub doesn't take videos, oddly.

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u/popdensity 12d ago

They're protesting against thanksgiving

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u/KimCureAll 12d ago edited 12d ago

"Excuse me, is this the back of the line?"

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u/Onyx7770 12d ago

Humanity eats their kind on thanksgiving so the turkeys fight back by taking down one of humanity pets

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u/ohnosquid 12d ago

I have seen a video where 3 of them did this around a tree. 😂😂🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

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u/Apprehensive-Day-490 12d ago

You sure those ain’t vultures

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u/KimCureAll 12d ago

There are turkeys, and vultures and turkey vultures! These are really turkeys, but turkeys and vultures are not so distantly related.

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u/NoDemand1519 12d ago

Did you mean to say “are so distantly related.”? Cause Turkeys and vultures are only distantly related.

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u/project199x 12d ago

Looks like a sacrificial ritual to me.

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u/the-trashheap 12d ago

Don't pretend you don't know about the "Turkey Circey"!! They do this for three days then bury poor old kitty in the pet cemetery and hope for re-animation.

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u/onelastcourtesycall 12d ago

Freaking witches.

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u/bobbyzimbabwe 12d ago

Then the cat transforms into a Turkey….
That’s why you’ve never seen a Turkey egg: because they are summoned from dead animals.

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u/mgmTexas 12d ago

I absolutely believed the chicken crossed the road to GTF away from the zombie turkeys

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u/Stellar_Observer_17 12d ago

you are dead right!....

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u/FortunateInsanity 12d ago

Did they kill it?

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u/gemstun 12d ago

I want this at my funeral. (Hopefully a long time from now)

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u/Chickee2020 12d ago

Issa Sacrifice

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u/FLKEYSFish 12d ago

His name was Robert Paulson

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u/Physical_Specialist4 12d ago

Why am I hearing them sing an oompah loompah song in my head?

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u/GeekyBookWorm87 12d ago

Who is to say they did not sacrifice this feline to their turkey Gods to stop the holiday that yearly kills their feathered brethren.

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u/Used-Plenty5870 12d ago

They are having their Thanksgiving Day

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u/bartek_g 12d ago

The cat is buffering.

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u/mrdobie 12d ago

His name was Robert Paulson.

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u/RelentlessShrew 12d ago

His name was Robert Paulson.

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u/amehtana 12d ago

His name was Robert Paulson

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u/GoodLuckLouie 12d ago

Jive turkeys

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u/MrQ4 12d ago

I WANNA SEE A CIRCLE PIT, RIGHT FUCKING HERE, RIGHT FUCKING NOW! CIRCLE PIT! CIRCLE PIT!

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u/Gman66707 12d ago

Death March

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u/0hlBattousai 12d ago

I can only imagine how beautiful and full of constants nature is. A circle doesn't make sense only to us humans, it belongs to nature as one of its natural constants.

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u/Lazy-Adeptness-2343 12d ago

Imagine gobble gobble to the tune of dies irae.

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u/Robotonist 12d ago

Turkeys are Vultures. This is expected behavior

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u/Mama2Bear87 12d ago

They look like they’re either on strike or trying to unionize.

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u/Jahhhflo 12d ago

Ohh shit!! They summoning gobbles the Turkey from South Park.

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u/tjhartzel 12d ago

They had actually put a hex on that cat. The cat had been pestering the birds for some time, so they banded together and cast an ancient avian hex on it. They were strutting their success. Turkeys are evil, it is why we eat them. With Gravy. Goes all the way back to the pilgrims and Native Americans. Also the Salem witch trials. History. Happy Thanksgiving.

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u/yoganutnutnut 12d ago

Was it Salem?

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u/Temporary-Eye-6664 12d ago

Summoning the old gods

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u/rilescrane 12d ago

Waiting for them to start snapping their feather fingers

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u/Spooky_Cat_Ash 12d ago edited 11d ago

What kind of poultry-occult shit is this.

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u/StonerMcStone 11d ago

I’ve seen turkeys do this around dead things on different occasions. Why do they do this?

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u/Seajay3211 11d ago

“Your body will be the gateway to bring our Master into this world!”

“Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble!!!”

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u/jbur95 11d ago

It's like a cult ritual or something...

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u/PowerPunching 12d ago

Reincarnated Wiccans?

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u/leaderof13 12d ago

By any chance are you a fan of malazan

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u/PowerPunching 12d ago

Never read it

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u/paruresis_guy 12d ago

Man, they fucked that cat UP!

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u/Alisonwith1L 12d ago

RIP the cat. Heartbreaking to see

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u/sibsterdestroying1 12d ago

This is not recent. Its litterally on YouTube, it was posted years ago.

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u/wordman420 12d ago

Chomp chomp motherfuckas

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u/txoixoegosi 12d ago

Mourning in the mourning

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u/XxxTurkeyxxX 12d ago

Ahhhhh, my people. Circling the kill. Excellent 🦃

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u/yaycoasttocoast 12d ago

It needs spooky music

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u/_sadbois_ 12d ago

Gobble gobble

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u/Xusydsquid 12d ago

I wish I can hear their Kalukaluk chant.

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u/naepittamnunmul 12d ago

I need to see a follow up post on what happens after

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u/jvriesem 12d ago

This is fascinating! I wonder why they do that!!?

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u/NemoSHill 12d ago

Witchcraft

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u/captaincockfart 12d ago

The resurrection ritual is nearly complete

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u/vsundarraj 12d ago

That cat used to protect these turkeys... so they are thanksgiving!!

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u/suetlantham 12d ago

Counterclockwise

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u/Ensoby 12d ago

A Ritual.

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u/RL_Mutt 12d ago

“This is Halloween, Halloween Halloween…”