Dead Birds and Fish In Arkansas
Thousands of dead birds suddenly drop out of the sky in Arkansas, all within a mile of one another.Residents of Beebe in Arkansas have been left baffled after more than 2,000 blackbirds fell to their deaths in a section of the city.Dead things dropping from the sky on new Year’s Day? is it the sign of the apocalypse? then things got really creepy. we found out more than 100,000 dead fish were found floating in the Arkansas River just days before.together they leave us with two choices: curl up in a corner and start rocking or figure out what the heck is causing it so we can move on with our lives. We’re going with the latter. Here’s what’s really causing all those dead animals in Arkansas.
The bodies of the birds showed physical trauma akin to lightning or hail. But considering it was new Year’s Day, Keith Stephens of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission told CNN:
If someone was to shoot fireworks in an area where they were roosting, while they were asleep, then that could have been what caused their deaths.
If that’s true, why hasn’t the pyrotechnician come clean? Arkansas is a state where fireworks are legal, so he shouldn’t be in any trouble.
Only dead drum fish died, which actually makes this easier to figure out than the birds. if there were a pollutant in the water, it should have affected everything in the river. But with only one species of floaters, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (boy those folks have their hands in everything these days) are calling this one for disease. Now for the big question: could the birds have snacked on the fish?
We’ve already ruled it out for the fish, but what about the birds? Actually, that’s a negative too. The birds’ stomachs were empty. although mine would be empty if I ate something that gave me the runs too …
When in doubt, blame it on the weather. Birds don’t fare so well when their coats get soaked, and there was a storm that blew through Arkansas late last week. so they could have died from exposure or been confused as heck and simply flew into the ground themselves. only problem? The storm was pretty much gone by the time the birds started dropping like flies.
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