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1000s of birds crash land in US

2011-12-14 21:55

St George - Crews are cleaning up thousands of migratory birds that made a crash landing in Utah after apparently mistaking a Walmart parking lot and other areas as bodies of water.

Teresa Griffin of the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources told the Spectrum newspaper that employees have been driving around the area picking up the dead or injured birds. People are also dropping off birds at the department's office.

Officials say storm clouds above city lights on Monday night probably confused thousands of grebes, which are a duck-like aquatic bird that migrates south for the winter.

Thousands of the birds were killed, but more than 2 000 had been rescued by Tuesday evening.

Comments
  • KenJayMay - 2011-12-14 23:59

    WTF?

  • blestab - 2011-12-15 08:02

    "birds that made a crash landing in Utah after apparently mistaking a Walmart parking lot and other areas as bodies of water" so who came to the conclusion that the birds thought this was water, what if this was a suicide mission? :)

      DieSeL - 2011-12-15 08:17

      HAHAHAHA... al qae-da birds

      Shadipity - 2011-12-15 11:23

      Kamikaze birds!

  • Trevor - 2011-12-15 09:02

    you know this drinking and flying over festive season.........

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