Video of a disturbingly large chicken takes over Twitter

Add chickens to the growing list of animals we should fear out of respect.

Footage of a behemoth of a rooster went viral on Sunday because its menacing size sent chills down the spines of Twitter users across the nation.

Yes, it's real. No, it's not a dinosaur or a man in a strange costume. But as of now, no one is quite sure who this terrifying king of all chickens is.

The average rooster we are accustomed to seeing can weigh anywhere between 1.5 pounds or eight pounds. Twitter users believe that this is a Brahma chicken, which can weigh between 14 and 18 pounds, according to The Livestock Conservancy.

See photos of the species:

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Brahma cock outdoor in the grass pastures
Free range Brahma chickens, hens and roosters, looking for food in a garden
Free range Brahma chickens, hens and roosters, looking for food in a garden
Free range Brahma chickens, hens and roosters, looking for food in a garden
Free range Brahma chickens, hens and roosters, looking for food in a garden
Free range Brahma chickens, hens and roosters, looking for food in a garden
Free range Brahma chickens, hens and roosters, looking for food in a garden
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Of course, there have been plenty of jokes made about the strange sight:

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Psa: please stop retweeting the video of the giant chicken, y'all are scaring me
Just watched the big chicken video, and no shit, did we really think we could cut funding to PBS without Big Bird's family coming after us
Me after seeing that video of that giant ass chicken https://t.co/3thzRBSlzf
@LifesBook_Ceo Bruh, this ain't no chicken. Who really finna try to cook this grown man.
Giant chicken or Velociraptor https://t.co/U80flh4b7U
If I die feed my body to the Big Chicken
*david attenborough voice* and here we see the big chicken reclining in its natural habitat https://t.co/bdAEW79J0T
I SAW THE BIG CHICKEN AND I DONT LIKE THE BIG CHICKEN
In my head: how big can can the big chicken really be? me watching video: PROTECT THE CHILDREN! SAVE THE VILLAGE! THEY'RE GOING TO KILLS US!
@LifesBook_Ceo When you see it at this size you can really imagine how they're the cousin of dinosaurs. Shit reminds of me of Jurassic park.
@LifesBook_Ceo Bruh, this ain't no chicken. Who really finna try to cook this grown man.
everytime i close my eyes i see that big chicken. i cant breathe. it's all i think about
Please let me consume the big chicken so that I may absorb its great and terrible power https://t.co/x3KYI6jMYA
I'd like a 2,000-word explainer about that big chicken video, please.
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