Get Weirder Around the World!
Birds dropping dead from the skies and rivers flowing with tens of
thousands of dead fish sounds like a cheesy Hollywood movie about the
Apocalypse. Or the ravings of a Revelation-obsessed street preacher.
But residents of several US states are coping with the
reality of mystery mass wildlife deaths, which have left officials scratching their
heads and jumpy members of the public joking (nervously) about the end of the
Today it emerged that about 500 red-winged blackbirds
and starlings had been found dead in Louisiana. Their tiny corpses littered a
short stretch of highway near the city of Labarre
after apparently falling dead from the sky.
That would be spooky enough. But the Louisiana bird
die-off came just a few days after up to 5,000 blackbirds fell to earth in
neighbouring Arkansas in the small town of Beebe. Residents there had
reported stumbling upon the bodies littering the ground and even being hit by
them as they fell. One woman said she was struck while walking a dog. Another
avian corpse bounced off a police car. In even more grim news, anglers and
other members of the public reported that more than 80,000 drum fish had
suddenly died in the state's Arkansas river, about 100 miles west of Beebe..
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