Thousands of fish and birds dying in Arkansas

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Jenny - posted on 01/03/2011

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This could be plausible:

"Given the reports of tornadoes and lack of physical evidence of trauma, the most likely scenario is that the birds were asphyxiated inside the low pressure area within a very small tight tornado vortex. Because of the high energy (and thus oxygen consumption) during flight, a flying bird can asphyxiate in a much shorter time and at much higher pressures than would be required to kill a resting human being."

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Caitlin - posted on 01/03/2011

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The blunt trauma most likely had something to do with them FALLING OUT OF THE SKY.. sigh.. (not trying to be an ass).

I heard something about a lot of the birds having completely empty stomachs/digestive systems..

Jenn - posted on 01/03/2011

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Speaking of Fabio - I met him once and have a pic with him (I had to cut my loser ex out of the pic LMAO). I should see if I can find it and post it later hahahaha!!!!!

Dana - posted on 01/03/2011

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5,000 birds dropping dead ALL over town from blunt trauma caused by a firework...I don't know. lol

Sara - posted on 01/03/2011

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Or what the people building the landing strips for aliens want us to think! I'm going to go get my tinfoil hat, just in case...

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Sort of off topic, but incredibly strange.....for me.

I have not read r seen anything at all about this story until just now.

Last night I had a very detailed dream in which there was a fire at the center of our downtown (I had taken a walk and missed a turn and thus got lost, but ended up downtown. I was now with my mom, husband, son, our dog, and a dog that I had found that is missing from our neighborhood--that dog really is missing). I was exhausted and wanted to go home, but they wanted to see what was on fire, so we went towards it. I was very nervous about loosing someone in the crowd, and the bridges and walkways were curling up and moving, but no one thought it was odd.
We found a place and could see the tops of the flames, but not what was on fire, than a big flock of birds flew over the flames and they glowed orange. At first, I thought this was very beautiful, because I thought it was a reflection of the fire on their shiny feathers, but then they started falling out of the sky--they were catching on fire and burning! I was sickened and ran back towards my house, and I got separated from all the people I cared about....except the missing dog, who I didn't have a leash for, so I had to carry it, but it was very light, and very soft....

It was one of those dreams that "stay with you" and I have been thinking about it all morning.
Anyway, I just thought it was odd, that I would have that strange dream, then read this story about flocks of birds dieing.

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Yahoo finally decided to post an article on this. Yay! Here is excerpt.

A state veterinarian tells NBC that preliminary autopsy results show that the birds died of "multiple blunt trauma to their vital organs."

That sounds like a sonic boom or two from a firework gone terribly wrong to me, which I mentioned in my last post. Yusss, go random citizen with general medical knowledge! *fist pump*

But that's probably what the aliens want us to think...

Dana - posted on 01/03/2011

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That's about the only thing that has made sense so far, thanks for sharing!

Dana - posted on 01/03/2011

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I do just want to point out, over 5,000 birds all drop dead at the same time...It's a little different than a type of fish swimming in the same (possibly polluted) water and they just start washing up dead.
It's just strange.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 01/03/2011

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The guy said it could have been fireworks!! That is a load of rubbish…im sure that is not he first time birds have heard fireworks…what about the 4th of July??

The Aliens did it….yep they zapped them out of the sky

Dana - posted on 01/03/2011

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Hm, I wish I could find the article I read. They were saying it could have been the fright from fireworks.



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Jenn - posted on 01/03/2011

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I don't think they were saying it scared them to death, but something to do with fumes or something chemical from the fireworks - it could also have landed in the water? I don't know, but will be interested to see if they find the cause.

Dana - posted on 01/03/2011

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Sara, I'm so glad to see you ended your post with something plausible after all the previous "nonsense". I too vote for the gay aliens.

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Oh. Actually, it's not that far-fetched that thousands of birds could die of fright like that. Black birds fly in huge numbers and I can see the scenario now: the birds were roosting in the trees, asleep and cozy for the night, when all of a sudden BAM! Fireworks start blazing everywhere at midnight, the flashing lights and loud sounds cause the birds to scatter, they take flight but their hearts can't handle the adrenaline, and they fall. I bet their hearts exploded, or perhaps the loud noises popped their eardrums and did something to their brains. We'll find out soon enough, I'm sure.

As for the fish, it's probably a disease like the guy said. Again, we'll find out.

Sara - posted on 01/03/2011

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. We have nowhere near enough information to say what's happening in Arkansas. Single species dieoffs, especially of animals that tend to school or flock in large groups, are not at all unheard of. It's strange that two such events would happen in close proximity in time and space, but not impossible.

I disagree that a polllutant could not affect one species and not another. Different animal species can have differing tolerances to many environmental pollutants. A pollutant could also be concentrated in one area where there happened to be large numbers of drum fish. I'm also wondering about their tolerance to low levels of dissolved oxygen. That can often be a cause of fish kills and some species are more tolerant of low dissolved oxygen levels than others.

For now I'm going to blame it on visiting Mayan spaceships gearing up for 2012. They must be building landing strips for gay aliens.

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I tell you, it's a conspiracy to get rid of all us yokels! It's high time I move out of this state. Head myself up to Missouri...

Lord, that sounded so southern in my head...OMG MAKE IT STOP!!!

Dana - posted on 01/03/2011

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Jenn, I heard that someone suggested that but, could you imagine, thousands of birds take flight and die of fright, at the same time.
I call bullshit. lol

Jenn - posted on 01/03/2011

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I just saw that on the news this morning - weird! They said there was a possibility it was from fireworks and I could see that being a possibility. Otherwise, perhaps it's some sort of virus or something that only those specific breeds can catch? Hmmm....

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It's a government conspiracy.

I don't even know, gotta wait for it to load...

Aww, poor red-wings, they're so pretty :( why they gotta die and not the nastier starlings? sigh...at least red-wings sing...

Alahnna - posted on 01/03/2011

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personally, I think it's very weird that it is all the exact same species of animal and not a variety. Very weird

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