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Here is the weirdest thing you will see all day, if not all week: a resident of Massachusetts (Boston, not Salem), took this video of a ring of turkeys eerily walking in circles around a dead cat in the middle of a road.

WHAT. THE. FLOCK.

Cool. So, either the turkeys are practicing black magic to harness enough power to become our new animal overlords, or this is some weird, feathery sign of the apocalypse. Either way, Twitter is freaking out.

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Fortunately, Alan Krakauer, a biologist at the University of California, Davis, is here to assure us that the bizarre behavior is nothing to worry about. This is what Krakauer told The Verge:

Sometimes, animals lower down in the food chain approach predators — a behavior that can be seen as risky, but can actually help the prey. Making the predator aware that the prey know it’s there can sometimes scare the predator away. The “inspection” also allows the prey to check how determined the predator is to attack, and can alert other animals to the danger.

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Of course, a cat corpse is not exactly dangerous to a living turkey, but the animal could have recently died and now the turkeys are just stuck in a never-ending loop of following the bird in front of them. So yeah, not quite the organized conspiracy it originally appeared to be...but still pretty damn creepy.