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More than 50 dead geese fall from Idaho sky in 'freak accident'
Topic Started: Apr 11 2018, 05:25 AM (593 Views)
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A gaggle of geese was found dead in a parking lot in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in what wildlife officials are calling a "freak accident." The 51 birds were clumped together, soaking wet, as golf ball-sized hail rained down on them during a thunderstorm Saturday night.

But it's not the hail that killed the birds as the migrated north, officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) said -- it's most likely lightning that caused them to fall from the sky.

"I don't think it was the hail or wind," James Brower, regional volunteer services coordinator with IDFG, told Fox News. "Hail would have injured the geese. They'd still be alive. All of these were dead. When the officer arrived nothing was moving or twitching."

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/04/10/more-than-50-dead-geese-fall-from-idaho-sky-in-freak-accident.html
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Something similar happened in Arkansas a few years ago, the cause of which I'm not sure was ever explained.

More than 1,000 dead birds fall out of the sky in Arkansas; streets covered with black bird corpses...
Residents in a Arkansas city got a bizarre New Year's surprise on Saturday when they woke up to find their neighborhood covered with thousands of dead birds that appeared to have fallen from the sky.

Dozens of lawns, streets and rooftops for more than a mile in Beebe, Ark., were covered with the corpses of red-winged black birds. An aerial survey showed that no other dead birds were found outside that area.

Beebe residents describe the scene as something out of an Alfred Hitchxxxx film, and the town's mayor, Mike Robertson, said he and other officials initially thought news of the birds was a New Year's prank.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/1-000-dead-birds-fall-sky-arkansas-streets-covered-black-bird-corpses-article-1.147803
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