You really can't make stuff like this up. Normally, seeing turkeys on the road in Maine isn't a big deal. But seeing something like this just a few days from Thanksgiving just puts a whole new perspective on things.

An officer with the South Portland Police Department was on patrol and grabbed their camera when they came across a rafter of turkeys. What's a rafter? Most people call a group of turkeys a flock, because that seems the be the appropriate word for a group of birds, but believe it or not, the proper term when talking turkey is "rafter."

So, this rafter of turkeys which looked like nearly two dozen, were captured on video by the South Portland Police Officer because how can you ignore such a coincidence to have turkeys crossing the road three days before Thanksgiving?

Turkeys also take their sweet time crossing from one side of the road to the other. They tend to be pretty oblivious to their surroundings but did seem to pick up the pace. Maybe they noticed the officer with the camera pointed at them.

They crossed the road safely as you can see in the picture below, but where they went from hanging out at that cargo container is anyone's guess. I don't know about you, but it's going to be hard for me to not picture this when the turkey comes out of the oven on Thursday.

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