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Arkansas game officials probe mystery of falling birds (5,000) update.
CNN ^ | Jan 2nd, 2011

Posted on 01/02/2011 2:40:21 PM PST by TaraP

CNN) -- Arkansas game officials hope testing scheduled to begin Monday will solve the mystery of why up to 5,000 blackbirds fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve.

The birds -- most of which were dead -- were found within a one-mile area of Beebe, about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said. The blackbirds fell over about a one-mile area, the commission said in a statement.

As of Saturday, between 4,000 and 5,000 blackbirds had been found dead, said Keith Stephens with the commission.

"Shortly after I arrived, there were still birds falling from the sky," said commission wildlife officer Robby King in the statement. He said he collected about 65 dead birds

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arkansas; birds; deadbirds; doooomed
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1 posted on 01/02/2011 2:40:26 PM PST by TaraP
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2 posted on 01/02/2011 2:41:31 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

Gas?


3 posted on 01/02/2011 2:41:48 PM PST by jafojeffsurf ( Return to the Constitution.)
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To: TaraP

OK, who farted??


4 posted on 01/02/2011 2:41:55 PM PST by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: TaraP

Updated:

166.67 to 208.33


5 posted on 01/02/2011 2:42:40 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: TaraP

Obviously it’s due to the global warming/cooling/crisis deal. /s


6 posted on 01/02/2011 2:42:51 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: TaraP

Fortean Bump.


7 posted on 01/02/2011 2:43:36 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TaraP

Obama’s fault


8 posted on 01/02/2011 2:43:54 PM PST by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: TaraP

Well my first thought was poison gas, and my second thought was a suicide pigeon.


9 posted on 01/02/2011 2:46:10 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: TaraP

did the tornados put something in the air...


10 posted on 01/02/2011 2:47:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: TaraP

Bush’s fault. He don ‘t care about black birds....


11 posted on 01/02/2011 2:47:26 PM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: TaraP
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12 posted on 01/02/2011 2:47:32 PM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: shelterguy

Maybe these Volcanic Eruptions...

Mount Etna just erupted

http://www.etnaweb.net/nunziata/webcam.php


13 posted on 01/02/2011 2:48:20 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

And they’re waiting till Monday because?? Ohh...Union folks....


14 posted on 01/02/2011 2:48:26 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: eastforker

This is hugh and series.....


15 posted on 01/02/2011 2:48:30 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien.)
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To: TaraP

Has anyone had the presence of mind to autopsy a few of them. Looks to me like some good old boy down there got tired of all the bird $hit and scattered some poison or something. I don’t know about THAT area in Arkansas, but I have seen blackbird and/or starling flocks that practically black out the sky.


16 posted on 01/02/2011 2:50:32 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: 9422WMR

“This is hugh and series.....”

No! It’s mute, and irrevalunt!


17 posted on 01/02/2011 2:50:32 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TaraP

how close is this to Guy, Arkansas?


18 posted on 01/02/2011 2:52:54 PM PST by GeronL
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To: TaraP

Been to Arkansas, they were just bored to death..


19 posted on 01/02/2011 2:53:25 PM PST by goat granny
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To: TaraP

It’s Bush’s fault, for sure!!! /sarc


20 posted on 01/02/2011 2:54:11 PM PST by Wuli
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To: TaraP

Black bird singing in the dead of night..


21 posted on 01/02/2011 2:54:40 PM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: TaraP

Sounds like a plot from Flash Forward.


22 posted on 01/02/2011 2:55:53 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (The more the plans fail the more the planners plan - Ronald Reagan)
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To: TaraP

Raining birds.

Better than hailing taxicabs.

I’ll be in town all week.


23 posted on 01/02/2011 2:59:33 PM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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To: TaraP

Got sucked up in a tornado updraft. Ran out of oxygen at 60,000 ft. Passed out. Killed by fall.


24 posted on 01/02/2011 3:01:32 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: Pride in the USA

Wowser. When I pinged you to the first article this morning about this, it was 1,000 birds. Now they’re saying it’s 4,000-5,000 birds.


25 posted on 01/02/2011 3:02:28 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: TaraP
I was testing one of Nicolai Tesla's designs in my basement. Had a huge unexplained power draw just before midnight. Nothing got hot on my end, seemed strange. I figured, you know, "one of those things."
26 posted on 01/02/2011 3:07:06 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: TaraP; onyx; MinuteGal

Four and twenty black birds
Bake in a pie...

As the pie was opened the birds began to sing.

“Where or where is the BC? Obama end this thing!”

Ka-BOOM


27 posted on 01/02/2011 3:08:23 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: TaraP
Hundreds of thousands of fish die along 20 mile acre area From Ozark to Clarksville in Arkansas

I wonder if the two events are connected? Some say that there is an old caldera that is becoming active again.

28 posted on 01/02/2011 3:09:29 PM PST by NorwegianViking
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To: TaraP

I read an article many years ago which seemed pretty well documented about the demise of the passenger pigeon.

Contrary to popular belief they were not hunted to extinction but died in a freak weather occurrence, maybe an ice storm but can’t recall for sure.


29 posted on 01/02/2011 3:10:33 PM PST by yarddog
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To: TaraP
That looks like a starling to me.

Not the same as a blackbird, as opposed to a black bird.

30 posted on 01/02/2011 3:11:24 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

166.67 to 208.33


Yep gonna have to get much larger freezers.... or take one a pass it around.


31 posted on 01/02/2011 3:11:29 PM PST by deport
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To: TaraP

More than 500 measurable earthquakes have occurred in central Arkansas since September.


32 posted on 01/02/2011 3:11:44 PM PST by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: NorwegianViking

There is a nuclear reactor just south east of Clarksville.
Maybe they had a release of radioactive gas!
RUN FOR YOU LIVES, birds and fish most at risk.
Film at eleven.


33 posted on 01/02/2011 3:13:13 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien.)
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To: TaraP

Obviously the White crackers are trying to kill off the blackbirds.


34 posted on 01/02/2011 3:13:37 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: TaraP

I saw this on Flash Forward. It’s series.


35 posted on 01/02/2011 3:15:23 PM PST by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: goat granny

Muslim Terrorists?


36 posted on 01/02/2011 3:16:11 PM PST by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: 9422WMR

Thousands of Birds fall from the sky in South America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrlH3BgKPxk&feature=player_embedded

JAN 2nd, 2011


37 posted on 01/02/2011 3:16:14 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: gitmo

Jihad birds on a failed suicide mission.


38 posted on 01/02/2011 3:18:02 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: TaraP

My guess, poisoned food.....


39 posted on 01/02/2011 3:21:16 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: Red Badger

They both fell from Arkansas and South America in the same time frame...Doubt it was from food poisoning....


40 posted on 01/02/2011 3:24:05 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

Women and minorities hardest hit.


41 posted on 01/02/2011 3:24:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Ben Hecks

Its nott the fall thar killed them, it was the sudden stop at the end.....


42 posted on 01/02/2011 3:24:43 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: TaraP
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/48485/
43 posted on 01/02/2011 3:25:03 PM PST by Esther Ruth
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To: TaraP

Chinese food.......


44 posted on 01/02/2011 3:26:25 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: NorwegianViking
Hundreds of thousands of fish die along 20 mile acre area From Ozark to Clarksville in Arkansas

I'm familiar with miles and acres, but how big is a mile acre?
45 posted on 01/02/2011 3:27:41 PM PST by Ellendra (Profanity is the mark of a conversational cripple.)
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To: TaraP

I am anxious to start a conspiracy. Can anybody tell me if Beebe voted for Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin?


46 posted on 01/02/2011 3:31:16 PM PST by ProudFossil
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To: PLMerite
Raining birds.

Better than hailing taxicabs.

I’ll be in town all week.

That's going to be a really tough post to beat.

And since I'm feeling really lazy, I'm just going to post a Hitchcock reference and move to another thread.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

47 posted on 01/02/2011 3:35:26 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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Arkansas game officials find answer to mystery of falling birds (5,000) update.:

Gravity

48 posted on 01/02/2011 3:37:14 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: TaraP
I saw this happen on a much smaller scale about two years ago.

There is an area where black birds collect for some reason next to a busy bridge.

Lightning caused it.

49 posted on 01/02/2011 3:37:49 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: The Comedian

When the birds start whistling “Deutschland über alles”, you know you’re in trouble.


50 posted on 01/02/2011 3:38:41 PM PST by Publius (No taxation without respiration.)
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