Atlantis Online
February 22, 2017, 06:19:51 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Towering Ancient Tsunami Devastated the Mediterranean
http://www.livescience.com/environment/061130_ancient_tsunami.html
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Mystery over why dozens of birds fell from sky in Mass.

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Mystery over why dozens of birds fell from sky in Mass.  (Read 24 times)
Kal-L
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 2177



« on: September 12, 2016, 11:33:36 pm »

Mystery over why dozens of birds fell from sky in Mass.

About 40 grackles were found dead Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 in Dorchester, Mass. Other birds were found lying on the ground, lethargic or seemingly paralyzed.
WBZ

   
DORCHESTER, Mass. — Health and environmental officials are investigating why an estimated 40 birds fell from the sky in Dorchester, reports CBS affiliate WBZ in Boston.

The bizarre occurrence took place Thursday morning on Bakersfield Street. The city’s Inspectional Services says that grackles were the only type of birds that apparently became sick. As many as 40 birds were found dead, while others were lethargic.

“I tried to move them a little bit, and it just seemed like they were on one side, and you put them on their feet and they just fell,” said Dorchester resident Shelora Levaud. “It was almost like one side was paralyzed.”

The Animal Rescue League of Boston and Inspectional Services are working to determine what caused their illness.

“We’re not sure what’s going on, if it’s an environmental toxin, or it’s some disease that’s being spread around the birds,” said Danielle Genter of the Animal Rescue League.

There was no initial signs of people feeding the birds. However, investigators are looking at the possibility of the birds ingesting a chemical agent known as avitrol, which is commonly used to remove pests.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mystery-over-why-dozens-of-birds-fell-from-sky-in-mass/
Report Spam   Logged

Social Buttons



Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum | Buy traffic for your forum/website
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines