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50 birds fall dead into Kansas yard
Kansas City Star ^ | 4-8-11 | AP

Posted on 04/08/2011 7:52:25 PM PDT by Mozilla

A central Kansas family hopes to learn what caused the deaths of dozens of birds that fell from trees outside their house.

Elizabeth Stange says it started with one or two birds tumbling to the ground Thursday afternoon, followed by dozens more. The Sterling woman told KWCH-TV that the birds all died within minutes of each other.

By evening, Stange says, she and her family collected about 50 birds from their driveway and yard.

Stange says a local veterinarian told her the birds probably ate something poisonous. But a few were sent to Kansas State University for a closer look.

At one point, Stange's family worried about leaving the house for fear of being hit by a falling bird. She calls the episode bizarre.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birds; massdeaths
Strange Stuff. Mass Death of birds in one person backyard. Odd stuff.
1 posted on 04/08/2011 7:52:27 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

I think the pigs are responsible.


2 posted on 04/08/2011 7:54:13 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Mozilla

Probably some guy in that house sitting an a barcalounger ripped an evil one. The birds were in the wrong place.


3 posted on 04/08/2011 7:55:21 PM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: Mozilla

Happened near my place a few weeks back, turns out farmers had permission to poison some birds out of their fields. They all flew and croaked in the middle of a Highway Median miles away.


4 posted on 04/08/2011 7:57:10 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Mozilla

I live up here in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, and they tried a few years back to poison seagulls to reduce the population. They had dead seagulls dropping out of the sky like rain down on Old Cape Cod...:)


5 posted on 04/08/2011 7:57:19 PM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: rlmorel
Probably some guy in that house sitting an a barcalounger ripped an evil one.


6 posted on 04/08/2011 7:58:58 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Of course Laz would hit it!)
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To: Mozilla
It's the Apocalypse!
(again)
(not really)
(for sure this time)
(not really)
7 posted on 04/08/2011 7:59:35 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: Mozilla
50 birds fall dead into Kansas yard

Oh boy! Free dinner!

8 posted on 04/08/2011 8:00:12 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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someone has a homemade HAARP?


9 posted on 04/08/2011 8:20:38 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Mozilla

Call the USDA, they like to poison birds and forget to mention it...


10 posted on 04/08/2011 8:28:06 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Mozilla
birds tumbling to the ground...

Mysterious. Probably bumped into each other while flying across the neighborhood.
11 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:44 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: Mozilla
birds tumbling to the ground...

Mysterious. Probably bumped into each other while flying across the neighborhood.
12 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:44 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: Mozilla

No, not the birds again!


13 posted on 04/08/2011 9:00:22 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Mozilla

Poisoning Pigeons In The Park!


14 posted on 04/08/2011 10:04:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: pnh102

I think the pigs are responsible.

Me to, only meybe not from pigs, but methane gas escaping from someplace, same problem at the Bermuda trianle and other places, methane gas buble, no oxygen, can’t breath, can’t fly. Last winter a bunch of this events both here and in Europe, sometimes you hear of large fish kills for no obvious reason, I think same answer, never heard any official answers that make sence, but I have been thinking this for years


15 posted on 04/08/2011 10:12:45 PM PDT by munin (Enki did it,)
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To: pnh102
I think the pigs are responsible.

The birds must have been really angry.

16 posted on 04/08/2011 10:14:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pnh102
I think the pigs are responsible.


17 posted on 04/08/2011 10:16:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Someone on the thread suggested poisoning (pest-i-cide), and that would be my nest guess.


18 posted on 04/09/2011 8:19:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv; decimon

They drank the fraking water.


19 posted on 04/09/2011 8:35:12 AM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: bigheadfred; SunkenCiv

The first bird fell dead on the lawn,
parlez vous...


20 posted on 04/09/2011 9:29:04 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Mozilla

Strange.


21 posted on 04/09/2011 10:39:04 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: TaraP

ping


22 posted on 04/09/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: JRios1968

Now, that made me laugh...:)


23 posted on 04/09/2011 3:19:53 PM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: Mozilla; JoeProBono

24 posted on 04/09/2011 3:24:19 PM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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To: Daffynition


25 posted on 04/09/2011 3:37:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

26 posted on 04/09/2011 3:42:36 PM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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To: Daffynition


27 posted on 04/09/2011 3:47:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

28 posted on 04/09/2011 3:57:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (DBKP ~ Death By 1000 Papercuts)
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