Eerie Wild Life Die Offs Hail in the New Year.
Approximately 5000 red-winged blackbirds and European starlings were found mysteriously dead spewed on the ground on New Years Day 2010 in Beebe, Arkansas. Beebe, Arkansas the city of Arkansas State University and is about 40 miles from Little Rock. Reports came in on December 31, 2010 as early as 10:00pm that birds were falling from the sky. The next day five thousand birds within a one mile radius were found scattered dead on the ground showing signs of physical trauma.
No clear answer to this mystery has been provided by experts. Some speculate that fireworks could have caused the nesting birds to startle into a panic flight which caused many to run into objects causing the physical trauma and massive deaths. Some others are skeptical of this explanation.
But what makes it more mysterious is the coincidence of other dead birds, dropping from the sky reported in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, Kentucky, Sweden and Italy where thousands of turtle doves were found hanging tragically from trees “like Christmas balls” in the town of Faenza.
In addition to massive birds dying, hundreds of thousands of dead drum fish washed ashore 100 miles away from Beebe, Arkansas near Osark. Massive Fish death were also reported in Brazil and New Zealand.
Whatever the cause to these massive animal deaths, 2011 brings in a glaring reminder of the frailty of ecosystems around the world.