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Tuesday, 04 January 2011 13:22
Why Did Birds Drop From The Sky In Louisiana And Arkansas?
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Conspiracy theories are flying all over as hundreds of birds dropped from the air on Monday onto a Louisiana highway?

La 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish on Monday was the latest mass scene as red-winged blackbird deaths occurred in Louisianafollowing an incident in Arkansas where more than 3,000 blackbirds fell from the sky in Beebe, Ark.  

So what are the causes between these two and other similar events?

Some claim it’s an Act of God.  Others believe it is the weather.  And some are blaming New Year’s Eve fireworks or of course, the environment.

For now, it appears that birds are falling and not the sky and while some of these theories are indeed bizarre, public officials are somewhat perplexed.

According to the AP, “Necropsies performed Monday on the birds in Arkansas showed the birds suffered internal injuries that formed blood clots leading to their deaths”.

The Advocate reported the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries sent the birds for testing at labs in Georgia and Wisconsin and that “State Wildlife Veterinarian Jim LaCour said “massive bird deaths have been known to occur in the state in the past, albeit in smaller numbers.”

“Underlying disease, starvation and cold fronts where birds can’t get their body heat up” have caused similar occurrences “in various species over the years,” he said.

LaCour said some of the bird samples will be sent to the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Center in Wisconsin for analysis.

Another source has reported on Tuesday, "We have sent bird carcasses to two individual labs to obtain toxicology reports," Bo Boehringer, spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, told the Daily News.

 

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