More than 1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Ark

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by: Inisa Love | Full story: news.yahoo.com

BEEBE, Ark. Wildlife officials are trying to determine what caused more than 1,000 blackbirds to die and fall from the sky over an Arkansas town.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday that it began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night. The birds fell over a 1-mile area of Beebe, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.

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Amy

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Jan 21, 2013
 
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>I have pictures of more than a dozen of them roosting in a tree along side black ravens. I never knew they did that. It was quite a sight.
NICE!! We got a honey hole we duck hunt out of in the winter & fish out of in the summer. See em there a lot in summer.
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Jan 22, 2013
 
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>This state is full of eagles and all types of wild life. I see Oryx daily. They are a challenging hunt and not bad eating.
No Oryx here! I'm ready for frog hunting!!
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Little Rock, AR

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#8573
Jan 22, 2013
 
I think some Bald Eagles are around Jonesboro recently. I heard they taste like Condor?(:
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Jan 23, 2013
 
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>I used to go frog gigging with my grandfather in Arkansas. Those were the days.........

God rest his soul.
:) I LOVE frog huntin

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#8577
Jan 23, 2013
 
Tonight I'm eating bird. Tomorrow I'm eating fish. So if you don't here back from me tonight. Then you know it was the birds.
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Jan 23, 2013
 
weird
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Jan 24, 2013
 
strange
Jinny

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#8581
Jan 28, 2013
 
seen some dead ones in beebe by the college
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Jan 29, 2013
 
I saw that
Tweetie

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Jan 29, 2013
 
I tought I saw a puddy tat

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#8584
Jan 29, 2013
 
Tweetie wrote:
I tought I saw a puddy tat
You did....FAR too many of them!
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/01/29...
WARRIOR

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#8586
Jan 30, 2013
 
Cats a good for the enviornment.

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Jan 30, 2013
 
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Cats a good for the enviornment.
You would be correct IF "good for the environment" meant taking a non-native predatory species from another continent, bringing them to a land where they never were historically, and releasing them into the wild to reproduce largely unchecked by native predators, such as wolves and cougars, many of which were eradicated by man, and letting the introduced species indiscriminately kill native species, such as songbirds, by the billions that have few, if any, defenses against them; while the introduced species, at the same time, drastically reduces the number of prey species, such as mice and songbirds, causing our native predators, such as hawks and owls, to decline because of the shortage of prey caused by the alien.
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I hit the jackpot with my trapping the last few days. I caught a opossum. a male fox. a beagle hound. Two large black mouth cur & very a large black furry dog. those dogs where about to harass my livestock ! Im certian they Where about to? Why else would they be digging & ducking under my woven wire fence and tresspassig on my land? I highly reccommend the ten inch body grip traps they are very effictive. No birds where harmed in my trapping adventures.
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Jan 30, 2013
 
WARRIOR wrote:
Cats a good for the enviornment.
Its unbelieveable but I havent caught a feral housecat in my traps in a considerable long time.
Here I am again

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#8590
Jan 30, 2013
 
are we sure those birds were hit by a car driven by a drunk news anchor?
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I hit the jackpot with my trapping the last few days. I caught a opossum. a male fox. a beagle hound. Two large black mouth cur & very a large black furry dog. those dogs where about to harass my livestock ! Im certian they Where about to? Why else would they be digging & ducking under my woven wire fence and tresspassig on my land? I highly reccommend the ten inch body grip traps they are very effictive. No birds where harmed in my trapping adventures.
Ouch! You horrible person.
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Jan 31, 2013
 
Brown Girl in the Ring wrote:
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Ouch! You horrible person.
Ill tell you who is horrible. Irresponsible pet ownwer,s who let their cats & dogs run at large. Ive had cattle goats poultry ect. maimed and killed by dogs. keep Fido & Sylvester on your own property and their safe from my traps.
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guess who wrote:
<quoted text> Ill tell you who is horrible. Irresponsible pet ownwer,s who let their cats & dogs run at large. Ive had cattle goats poultry ect. maimed and killed by dogs. keep Fido & Sylvester on your own property and their safe from my traps.
I don't blame you one bit. People should see after their pets. If one comes on my sons property it's dead by lead poisoning. He has cows, his own dogs and chickens. He doesn't want someone else's dogs or cats around either.
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Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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You would be correct IF "good for the environment" meant taking a non-native predatory species from another continent, bringing them to a land where they never were historically, and releasing them into the wild to reproduce largely unchecked by native predators, such as wolves and cougars, many of which were eradicated by man, and letting the introduced species indiscriminately kill native species, such as songbirds, by the billions that have few, if any, defenses against them; while the introduced species, at the same time, drastically reduces the number of prey species, such as mice and songbirds, causing our native predators, such as hawks and owls, to decline because of the shortage of prey caused by the alien.
So the cat is like the white man, the horse, the pig, the cow, the oryx, green grass, you see where this is going, I can go ALL DAY!

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