Skip to comments.Officials Say Raining Arkansas Blackbirds Were Targets of a Crime
Posted on 01/02/2012 5:09:15 PM PST by ColdOne
BEEBE, Ark Blackbirds raining from the sky for the second New Year running over the town of Beebe, Ark. was more likely a criminal rather than a supernatural phenomenon.
The authorities in the small US town said Sunday the 200 or so dead birds littering the streets -- exactly a year after 4,000 plummeted to the ground sparking a media frenzy and apocalyptic prophesies -- were targeted.
In a statement, Genny Porter from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said, "We know that there was evidence of fireworks set off in the middle of the roost, and it wasn't a coincidence."
Most scientists eventually agreed the thousands of deaths last New Year were caused when the birds were spooked by fireworks and flew into buildings, trees and each other.
Police in Beebe rushed through an emergency ban on fireworks
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Killing blackbirds is a crime?
Killing blackbirds is a crime?
Particularly when they are enfolded in a pastry crust.
Then they become a dessert and cease to be a crime.
Interesting. Back in my childhood, the legislative branch made laws. And the administrative branch enforced them.
Sounds pretty dictatorial when you get police making laws.
I know this because I actually have pie recipes for small birds, recorded by Escoffier in his book. I refuse to say whether or not I have tried any of them. :)
Blackbirds just came through here in huge flocks. Waving from tree top to tree top. Quite a sight to see.
They have their place in nature. I don’t think killing one is a crime. But I do think, without some good reason, whoever did this is a bit sick.
What’s racist? Blackbirds baked in a pie???
Blackbirds baked in a pie are not racist, and desserts are not a crime, especially at 2 am in the morning.
What kind of small birds, may I ask?
blackbirds target of crime ping.
My only regret is that I can't figure out how to get hundreds of them at once without attracting attention and having to explain that I hate the things.
I wonder if this would work for grackles?
You obviously haven’t tasted my ex-girlfriend’s pastries.
Ah, beat me to it!
Blackbirds are federally protected by the United States under Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. They may only be killed when they are found committing or about to commit depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crops, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance, as stated in federal laws regarding migratory birds (50 CFR 21). Additional blackbird killing restrictions will vary per state.
Mebbe they were just restin’ their wings, walking:
Thanks ColdOne. There were four and twenty of them.
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