17 Dec '11, 7pm

Flock Of Birds Mistake Walmart Parking Lot For Pond | Care2 Causes

Flock Of Birds Mistake Walmart Parking Lot For Pond | Care2 Causes

Earlier this week, Walmart contributed to the death of over a thousand migratory birds. But the culprit wasn’t prolific plastic bags or a toxic fertilizer–it was the parking lot. A flock of birds looking for a place to rest mistook a snow-covered Walmart parking lot in Utah for a body of water and plummeted to the ground in what one state wildlife expert called the worst mass bird crash she’d ever seen. Volunteers that arrived to help sort out the mess surmised that the birds, eared grebes , saw the reflection of the parking lot’s lights on the snow and thought that it was the surface of lake. Over 3,000 grebes could be seen littering the parking lot as well as a nearby football field and several other snow-covered areas in St. George, Utah. Rescue volunteers, many of which were simply town residents, worked quickly to capture those birds that were not seriously injured, a...

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