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BEEBE, Ark. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday more than 1,000 dead blackbirds fell from the sky in Beebe.

 

The agency said its enforcement officers began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. Friday. The birds fell over a one-mile area of the city, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area, officials said.

 

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 Madison, Wis.

 

Commission ornithologist Karen Rowe said that similar events have occurred elsewhere and that test results "usually were inconclusive."

 

The birds showed physical trauma, said Rowe, who surmised that "the flock could have been hit by lightning or high-altitude hail."

 

The agency also said another possibility is 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.

 

It's doubtful the birds were poisoned, Rowe said, "since it only involved a flock of blackbirds and only involved them falling out of the sky." She said a necropsy is the only way to determine if the birds were poisoned.

 

The city of Beebe hired U.S. Environmental Services to clean up and dispose of the dead birds.

 

 

Link for the CNN article: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/02/arkansas.falling.birds/index.html?hpt=C1


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That's very interesting to be honest. Very very interesting.


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Happens all the time here, they get swept up in hurricanes. A water Buffalo even landed once.


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That's funny.... CBS says it was 87, with a margin of error of 9.


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Happens all the time here, they get swept up in hurricanes. A water Buffalo even landed once.

A torrando would be a logical solution but I think it'd be very obvious if it was.


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Happens all the time here, they get swept up in hurricanes. A water Buffalo even landed once.

A torrando would be a logical solution but I think it'd be very obvious if it was.

Not really. In a rural area, a tornado can happen with hardly any notice. So long as it's weak, it may not pick up very much dust, but can kill animals or people easily.

 

But a tornado would throw animals much more haphazardly. The hail thing makes sense to me.


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There were massive storms in the area that night, so the hail theory does make sense.


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I just read an article on the BBC saying that it was either trauma or toxins, and I guess there were also tornadoes that did sweep through Arkansas on the 31st but it hasn't been said if the storms and the death of the birds were linked.


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For real this time and not just for one half-assed season.

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Seems to be generating a small storm on /x/.


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Birds are weak against lightning.

 

WE ALL KNOW THIS.

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Thousands of birds flew into hail, the hail then fell into the river, melted, and drowned the fish. Mystery solved


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Birds are weak against lightning.

 

WE ALL KNOW THIS.

 

seriously, I love you.

 

Cause they're also weak to ice! Hail theory, duh!


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Thousands of birds flew into hail, the hail then fell into the river, melted, and drowned the fish. Mystery solved

 

Fish don't drown.


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http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/112843019.html

 

More birds drop dead over Louisiana


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I have spent hours and hours analyzing this situation and have concluded that, it is Arkansas. We should expect no less.

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Well it is the South. Were the birds black?

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Okay, can the News get the picture straight? I've heard from 64, to 1,000, to 3,000, and now 5,000 freaking birds.

I've stopped paying attention to this story for now.


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