Dead Birds Likely Fell From Trauma

It appears that, according to reports, approximately 5,000 birds that fell from the sky on New Year’s Eve near Beebe, Arkansas, most likely died from massive trauma.

From CNN:

The birds, most of which were dead when they were found, were red-winged blackbirds and starlings. They were found within a one-mile area of Beebe, about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said.

Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the commission, said the birds showed evidence of trauma in the breast tissue, with blood clots in the body cavity and a lot of internal bleeding. All major organs were normal.

He cited a preliminary report conducted by the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission.

“Further tests will be done to rule out other causes, but the birds suffered from acute physical trauma leading to internal hemorrhage and death. There was no sign of any chronic or infectious disease,” the report said, according to the game and fish commission.

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2 Comments on “Dead Birds Likely Fell From Trauma”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    What I don’t understand is, if this is suspected to be the possible result of New Year’s Eve Fireworks, why has it never happened before….

  2. OneOp Says:

    Yeah Honeydog, Why? First in Arkansas then in Louisiana? Impact trauma the
    authorities have said.


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