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Cheesemonger
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BEEBE, Arkansas -- Wildlife officials are trying to determine what caused more than 1,000 black birds to die and fall from the sky over an Arkansas town.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday that it began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night. The birds fell over a 1-mile (2-kilometer) area, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.

Commission ornithologist Karen Rowe said the he birds showed physical trauma, and she speculated that "the flock could have been hit by lightning or high-altitude hail."

The commission said that New Year's Eve revelers shooting off fireworks in the area could have startled the birds from their roost and caused them to die from stress.

Robby King, a wildlife officer for the agency, collected about 65 dead birds, which will be sent for testing to the state Livestock and Poultry Commission lab and the National Wildlife Health Center lab in Wisconsin.

Rowe said that similar events have occurred elsewhere and that test results "usually were inconclusive." She said she doubted the birds were poisoned.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/02/dead-birds-fall-ark-sky/#ixzz19uShbzO5
 
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nodle

Cheesemonger
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First birds and now this? :blink:

Arkansas officials are investigating the death of an estimated 100,000 fish in the state's northwest, but suspect disease was to blame, a state spokesman said Sunday.
Dead drum fish floated in the water and lined the banks of a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River near Ozark, about 125 miles northwest of Little Rock, said Keith Stephens of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. A tugboat operator discovered the fish kill Thursday night, and fisheries officials collected some of the dying animals to conduct tests.

Stephens said fish kills occur every year, but the size of the latest one is unusual, and suggested some sort of disease was to blame.

"The fish kill only affected one species of fish," he said. "If it was from a pollutant, it would have affected all of the fish, not just drum fish."

Ozark is about 125 miles west of the town of Beebe, where game wardens are trying to find out why up to 5,000 blackbirds fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/02/arkansas.fish.kill/index.html
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Well either that or something in the sky, or maybe something punching a whole through the sky?
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Can't read now, but need to find out how close it was to the bird deal...
Ozark is about 125 miles west of the town of Beebe, where game wardens are trying to find out why up to 5,000 blackbirds fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
Members
Saw something out there this morning that they think the birds were startled by Fireworks and fell out of the sky because of it....
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Saw something out there this morning that they think the birds were startled by Fireworks and fell out of the sky because of it....
That is pure BS. If that was true it would be everywhere, just imagine big cities like Vegas or New York.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Looks like more again this time in Louisiana

Hundreds of dead and dying birds littered a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish on Monday as motorists drove over and around them.State biologists are trying to determine what led to the deaths of the estimated 500 red-winged blackbirds and starlings on La. 1 just down the road from Pointe Coupee Central High School.
http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/112843019.html
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Falling/dead birds since 2011

Kentucky

QTY >100

Type: Small Birds (not Stated)

Suspected Cause Cold Stress

Actual Cause : Unknown

Louisiana

QTY >500

Type: Starlings and Blackbirds

Suspected Cause : Weather

Actual: Unknown

Arkansas

QTY >5000

Type: Blackbird, Starling, Grackle

Suspected Cause : weather/fireworks

Actual Cause : Unknown

Arizona

QTY >65

Type: Bats

Suspected cause : Weather

Actual Cause : Unknown

Japan

QTY >30

Type: Various (Mainly Swan/Heron)

Suspected Cause : Bird Flu

Actual: Unknown
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
List of dead fish 2011

Arkansas

> 100,000

Type: Drum

Suspected Cause

Actual Cause Unknown

Maryland

> 10,000

Type: Menhayden, spots and croakers/various

Suspected Cause Cold Stress

Actual Cause : Unknown

South Wales (UK)

QTY>~ 100's

Type: Various Carp/Bream/Other

Suspected Cause Cold Weather

Actual Cause Unknown

Brazil

QTY: ~Millions (100 tons)

Type: Sardines

Suspected cause :Unknown

Actual Cause : Unknown

Italy (Scarlino)

QTY 100,000s

Type: Clams/Small fish/Shellfish/Crabs/Flatfish

Suspected Cause : Pollution

Actual Cause : Unknown

New Zealand

Type: Snapper
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Looks like cows now...

200 dead cows found in Wisconsin field

TOWN OF STOCKTON, Wis. —An investigation is under way after 200 dead cows were found in a field in the Town of Stockton.

The Portage County sheriff's office says the owner of the cattle has been working with a local veterinarian and it's believed the animals died from the IBR/BVD virus. The virus can cause respiratory and reproductive problems.

WSAW reports samples from the dead cows have been sent to Madison for testing.

Authorities say there is no threat to humans or other animals.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-wi-deadcows-wisconsi%2C0%2C588933.story
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Solved?

Authorities investigating the deaths of 200 cows in Wisconsin have come up with an unlikely culprit: the sweet potato.
The cows were found dead in a Stockton pasture two weeks ago. Locals were left scratching their heads about what caused the mass die-off.

Investigators from the University of Wisconsin have determined that the animals were killed by a poison found in spoiled sweet potatoes that were part of the cattle’s feed.

“It is likely that a mycotoxin from moldy sweet potato was a major factor in the disease and deaths of these steers,” said Peter Vanderloo, associate director of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/29/mystery-of-200-dead-cows-in-wisconsin-solved/
 
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