Authorities Believe Fireworks Caused Death Of 5,000 Birds

By: News 10
By: News 10

Authorities now believe fireworks are to blame for the thousands of black birds that litter Arkansas streets and lawns.
Game and fish officials think fireworks on New Year's Eve startled the birds from their regular roost-and disoriented and lost-they say the birds probably ran into each other.
But residents aren't buying that.
Dozens of the birds were dissected Monday at three separate labs-and autopsies show they weren't poisoned-and they didn't suffer from any disease.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    sounds like something a 10 yr old would think of... next they are gonna say birds were in a gang fight.
  • by star on Jan 4, 2011 at 08:43 PM
    what about the bird kill in louisiana yesterday? same birds but no fireworks. i smell a scapegoat or is that the smell of natural gas leaking?
  • by Winter Location: East Lansing on Jan 4, 2011 at 02:24 PM
    The birds’ organs were liquefied. Nice try 'authorities'. There is something very strange going on. Do these arrogant imbeciles think people are that stupid?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    In other words the authorites have no friggen idea why the birds and fish died!
  • by David Location: FL on Jan 4, 2011 at 09:38 AM
    So fireworks are the cause? We've been launching fireworks each year on New Years day and the 4th of July, but this is the first time I've heard it resulted in 5,000 birds just dropping out of the sky. In another article, the cause of death was internal bleeding. Anyone care to get the facts straight? Or are they covered up?
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