Fortunately, it did. So in my rear view mirror I saw two surprised parrots recover from their fright and return to.... eating a dead possum. I like to think I know parrots. I've loved them and been around them for as long as I can remember, and I've never seen a parrot so preoccupied or determined. Or eating raw meat. A dietary need I've never been aware of? Zombie parrots? Either way, this has disturbed me. Ring necked parrots have always been my least favorite parrot and now that I know they might go all Alfred Hitchcock on me next time I take a nap in the park, they've moved down even further in my estimation.
But seriously, has anyone ever heard of or seen a parrot eat meat? There must be a reasonable explanation for this behaviour.