02 Jan '12, 8pm

Fireworks Used Deliberately in Arkansas Mass Bird Death

Fireworks Used Deliberately in Arkansas Mass Bird Death

Last year, the small town of Beebe, Arkansas became the center of a media-storm following the mysterious deaths of around 4,000 blackbirds which began falling from the sky on New Year's Eve. Although the unusual incident inspired some rather apocalyptical theories, wildlife experts eventually attributed the mass die-off to celebratory firework displays which likely frightened the birds to death. Just days ago, amid this year's New Year's celebrations, history repeated itself as 200 birds were discovered dead -- but this time, authorities say, it was no accident. According to the Daily Mail , the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is currently investigating the latest mass bird die-off as a possible criminal action. Reports indicate that spent firework casings were discovered near the roosting site of a flock of blackbirds, implying someone purposefully spooked the birds to ...

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