Animal Behavior, Methane Poisoning, Dead or Alive and on the move (+ interactive map)


When Planet X entered the inner Solar System in late 2002 - early 2003, it was not just the Earth that reacted, as it did with an increase in earthquakes, volcanism and extreme weather, the animal life on Earth also started showing signs of the approaching monster.

The most noticeable symptoms were:

  • Crazy Animal Behaviour:  Reports of bizarre behaviour including animal attacks from normally passive creatures and spiders spinning webs over whole fields.
  • Confused Animals:  Whales and dolphins stranding themselves on beaches in droves or getting lost upstream in coastal rivers.
  • Large fish and bird kills:  Flocks of birds falling dead from the sky and shoals of fish dying and floating to the surface of lakes, rivers and washing up along coastlines.


Crazy Animal Behaviour

Reports of crazy animal behaviour have included sheep that charged a farmer’s wife off a cliff, deer attacking a car and rabbits biting pedestrians.  Spiders have spun webs over whole fields and caterpillar larvae have covered whole trees in silk.

As usual, the Zetas explain the true causes: (Jan 11th 2003)

Animal behavior also has been noted as almost crazed, where animals normally passive and seeking to avoid confrontation will attack with provocation, or fly in the wrong direction during migration. This is due to signals the animals or insects get from the core of the Earth, signals not known to man, but nonetheless there.  [……]  Spiders weaving webs to an extreme so that acres are covered under webs, get noted, but the base behavior is normal for a spider.  EOZT


Confused Animals

Other erratic behaviour among animals included a seeming loss of direction with whales and dolphins swimming inland and stranding themselves on beaches.

Unreliable Compasses  (March 28th, 2009)

The compass is unreliable for the past few years, and lately has gotten very extreme in its variance. Many animals and insects have a biological compass, recording during migrations where that compass laid, and when taking a return trip relying on the recording to guide them back. If the Earth's N Pole swings away from the press of Planet X, which is increasingly pointing its N Pole at the Earth, then these animals are not given correct clues and aim for land or up a river. Sad to say, this will only get worse as the last weeks and the pole shift loom on the horizon.   EOZT

Are due to the Magnetic Clash   (July 1st, 2006)

The compass anomaly, swinging to the East, is indicative of the Earth adjusting to the approach of Planet X and the clash of their magnetic fields. The change is indicative of a clash in magnetic fields as Planet X comes ever closer to the Earth, their fields touching. It is the combined field that Earth must adjust to, and continue to adjust to, not the exact position of the N Pole of Planet X within these fields, and the Sun's magnetic field enters into the equation too. This dramatic change, noted by a conscientious tracker, checking dual compasses daily for years, indicates that the Earth is trying to align side-by-side with Planet X, bringing its magnetic N Pole to point toward the Sun, as Planet X is currently doing in the main. These adjustments are temporary, and change about, as magnets can make dramatic and swift changes in their alignment with each other. Put a number of small magnets on a glass, with iron ore dust, and move a large magnet about under them, and watch the jerking about they do. Are we saying the Earth's magnetic field is going to get more erratic in the future, dramatically so? There is no question that this will be one of the signs that will come, yet another not covered by the Global Warming excuse.   EOZT


Large fish and bird kills

Hundreds, if not thousands, of these events have taken place with the frequency increasing year on year.  Poignant examples include the 20 tonnes of dead herring which washed ashore in Norway and 1200 pelicans found on a beach in Peru.

Earth Farts  (January 9th, 2007)

We have explained, in great detail, that the stretch zone does not register great quakes when rock layers pull apart and sink, as this is a silent Earth change. Nancy has carefully documented breaking water and gas mains, derailing trains, dislocating bridge abutments, mining accidents, and outbreaks of factory explosions, showing that these have occurred in rashes on occasion, when the rock layers pulled apart. [……]  In September-October of 2005, a smell of rotten eggs was sensed from LA to Thunder Bay on Lake Superior to the New England states and throughout the South-Eastern US. We explained at that time that this was due to rock layers being pulled apart, releasing gas from moldering vegetation trapped during prior pole shifts, when rock layers were jerked about, trapping vegetation. We explained in March of 2002 that black water off the coast of Florida was caused by this phenomena. Do these fumes cause people to sicken, and birds to die? Mining operations of old had what they called the canary in a birdcage, to warn the miners of methane gas leaks. Birds are very sensitive to these fumes, and die, and this is indeed what happened in Austin, TX. Were it not for the explosions associated with gas leaks, it would be common knowledge that gas leaks sicken, as the body was not structured to breathe such air for long.   EOZT


Zetatalk Explanation  (January 8th, 2011)

Dead fish and birds falling from the sky are being reported worldwide, suddenly. This is not a local affair, obviously. Dead birds have been reported in Sweden and N America, and dead fish in N America, Brazil, and New Zealand. Methane is known to cause bird dead, and as methane rises when released during Earth shifting, will float upward through the flocks of birds above. But can this be the cause of dead fish? If birds are more sensitive than humans to methane release, fish are likewise sensitive to changes in the water, as anyone with an aquarium will attest. Those schools of fish caught in rising methane bubbles during sifting of rock layers beneath them will inevitably be affected. Fish cannot, for instance, hold their breath until the emergency passes! Nor do birds have such a mechanism.   EOZT



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Comment by Susan G. Phipps on May 25, 2013 at 4:22pm

Pelicans in Marquette, Lake Superior

Comment by Derrick Johnson on May 15, 2013 at 7:14am

Gray whale photographed off Namibia is first-ever documentation of species in Southern Hemisphere

Lost and lonely whale could have entered Atlantic via Northwest Passage

May 14, 2013 by Pete Thomas


A gray whale has been spotted and photographed off Namibia, marking the first-ever documentation of the species (Eschrichtius robustus) in the Southern Hemisphere.

It’s also only the second-known gray whale to have been documented in the Atlantic Ocean in modern times. The other was spotted in 2010 off Spain and Israel.

The 2010 sighting was described by one scientist as “the most amazing sighting in the history of whales,” so imagine the buzz this latest sighting—in an area that has no history or fossils of gray whales—will create among marine mammal enthusiasts once the news is widely reported.


It’s possible that both animals entered the Atlantic via the Northwest Passage, which has been partially free of ice for brief periods during the past four years—a phenomenon attributed to climate change.

Gray whales used to inhabit the North Atlantic, but the population became extinct hundreds of years ago.

The whale off Namibia, photographed by the Albatross Task Force and Walvis Bay Strandings Network, is not believed to be the same whale spotted off Spain and Israel.

“It’s tantalizing because it’s a mystery,” said Alisa Schulman-Janiger, a researcher with the American Cetacean Society. “We don’t know how this whale got so far from where gray whales are supposed to be.”


There are only two existing gray whale populations. There’s a recovered population of about 22,000 in the eastern Pacific; those mammals range from Arctic waters (Alaska region) to Baja California.

There’s also a critically endangered population of about 130 animals in the western Pacific. They range from Russia to the Korean Peninsula.

The gray whale off Namibia was first spotted May 4 by crews aboard dolphin tour boats in the Pelican Point area in Walvis Bay. They were not sure what type of whale it was until a week later (May 12) when a member of the strandings network confirmed it was a gray whale.

“The question now is, ‘What is the origin of this whale?’ ” John Paterson wrote on the strandings network website. “Is it another individual that has traversed the Northwest Passage or perhaps traveled around the southern tip of South America and across the Atlantic?


Schulman-Janiger, who runs the ACS-LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project in Southern California, said it’s more likely that the whale traversed the Northwest Passage.

“It just makes more sense because there are so many gray whales up in that area during the summer, and that if there was a path through the ice it could just swim right through into the Atlantic,” she said. “It makes less sense that a whale that’s supposed to travel only as far as Baja would keep going and swim all the way down to the tip of South America, near the Antarctic, and enter the Atlantic that way.”

Said Wayne Perryman, a gray whale expert with NOAA Fisheries: “I think it’s just blind luck for a whale to get through. It’s like a maze up there. My guess is that it was feeding and looking for food, and when ice formed behind it the whale probably just kept going. These animals are ranging farther north and east to find food so that makes the most sense.”

Scientists have discounted the Panama Canal as a possible passage route.

Schulman-Janiger said that this sighting and the 2010 sighting could be a sign of the times in this era of climate change, and that if gray whales can make it into the Atlantic, other species in the Atlantic can make it into the Pacific.

Meanwhile, the Walvis Bay Strandings Network is trying to keep tabs on the lost and lonely gray whale and is asking locals to share sightings information.    

Comment by Tracie Crespo on May 11, 2013 at 5:40pm

One-Third of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter, Threatening Food Supply


Image: Jennifer C./Flickr

Nearly one in three commercial honeybee colonies in the United States died or disappeared last winter, an unsustainable decline that threatens the nation’s food supply.

Multiple factors — pesticides, fungicides, parasites, viruses and malnutrition — are believed to cause the losses, which were officially announced today by a consortium of academic researchers, beekeepers and Department of Agriculture scientists.

“We’re getting closer and closer to the point where we don’t have enough bees in this country to meet pollination demands,” said entomologist Dennis vanEngelstorp of the University of Maryland, who led the survey documenting the declines.

Beekeepers lost 31 percent of their colonies in late 2012 and early 2013, roughly double what’s considered acceptable attrition through natural causes. The losses are in keeping with rates documented since 2006, when beekeeper concerns prompted the first nationwide survey of honeybee health. Hopes raised by drop in rates of loss to 22 percent in 2011-2012 were wiped out by the new numbers.

Honeybee colony losses over the last seven years. Image: Engelstorp et al.

The honeybee shortage nearly came to a head in March in California, when there were barely enough bees to pollinate the almond crop.

Had the weather not been ideal, the almonds would have gone unpollinated — a taste, as it were, of a future in which honeybee problems are not solved.

“If we want to grow fruits and nuts and berries, this is important,” said vanEngelstorp. “One in every three bites [of food consumed in the U.S.] is directly or indirectly pollinated by bees.”

Scientists have raced to explain the losses, which fall into different categories. Some result from what’s called colony collapse disorder, a malady first reported in 2006 in which honeybees abandon their hives and vanish. Colony collapse disorder, or CCD, subsequently became a public shorthand for describing bee calamities.

Most losses reported in the latest survey, however, don’t actually fit the CCD profile. And though CCD is largely undocumented in western Europe, honeybee losses there have also been dramatic. In fact, CCD seems to be declining, even as total losses mount. The honeybees are simply dying.

“Even if CCD went away, we’d still have tremendous losses,” said entomologist Diana Cox-Foster at Pennsylvania State University. “CCD losses are like the straw that breaks the camel’s back. The system has many other issues.”

Studying these issues isn’t easy. In real-world agricultural settings, it’s hard to run the rigorous, every-last-variable-controlled experiments on which definitive conclusions are founded. These experiments can be run in labs and small-scale test fields, but whether those accurately reflect real-world complexity is debated.

Amidst the uncertainties, scientific attention has settled on a group of culprits, the most high-profile of which is a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. These were developed in the 1990s, rushed to market with minimal studies of potential harms, and subsequently became the world’s most-used pesticides.

In the last several years, it’s become evident that neonicotinoids are extremely toxic to honeybees and, even in small, sub-lethal doses, make bees more vulnerable to disease. The European Union recently limited neonicotinoid use, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing their use.

Pesticide companies have fought the restrictions, arguing that neonicotinoids are unfairly blamed. Most non-industry scientists say the question isn’t whether neonicotinoids are a problem, but where they fit into a constellation of problems.

“Different studies indicate that this class of pesticide is rather harmful to the bees,” said honeybee pathologist Cédric Alaux of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, who said the E.U.’s restrictions are sensible. “However, we should not be too naive and think that it will solve the bee problem.”

Just as important as neonicotinoids, and perhaps more so, are Varroa destructor mites. First detected in the United States in 1987, the mites weaken bees by sucking their hemolyph, the insect analogue of blood, and also transmit viruses and other parasites. A recent USDA report called Varroa “the single most detrimental pest of honey bees.”

The report also noted that neonicotinoid exposure alters immune system function in Varroa-infected bees and makes bees more vulnerable to infection by Nosema ceranae, another parasite implicated in honeybee losses. It’s possible that neonicotinoids used on crops don’t usually kill bees outright, but weaken them enough for other stresses to become lethal.

Agricultural entomologist Christian Krupke of Purdue University likened the effects to “living in an area with extreme levels of smog, causing your body and immune system to become overtaxed so that a common cold progresses to pneumonia.”

Krupke noted that although neonicotinoids are the most common poisonous chemicals in honeybee environments, they’re far from the only chemicals. Cox-Foster and vanEngelstorp stressed that point, referencing research that found 121 different pesticides in honeybee hives. On average, each hive contained traces of 6 pesticides, and sometimes several dozen.

Research on pesticide interactions is in its infancy, but combinations may be extremely harmful to bees, amplifying what the chemicals would do alone. “I worry that the neonicotinoid attention is distracting from the other pesticides that have clear effects, and might even have stronger effects. Things like fungicides are completely unregulated for bees,” said vanEngelstorp. “I think we need to keep the pesticide investigation broader.”

'We’re getting closer and closer to the point where we don’t have enough bees.'

Another, less-appreciated aspect of honeybee life also gained attention in the winter survey and new USDA report: what they eat. Though commercial bees are trucked on pollination circuits around the United States, most beekeepers have home bases in the upper Midwest, an area that’s undergone significant changes in recent years.

Rising food prices led farmers to plant crops in fields previously considered marginal or set aside as grasslands. Honeybees forage in those grasslands, and can’t get the nutrition they need from flowering crops alone.

Add the record-setting drought of summer 2012, and bees were hard-pressed for nourishment. Malnourishment could in turn make bees more vulnerable to pests and infections, or exacerbate the effects of pesticides.

“The drought, the possible combination of factors that went with it, was clearly a big problem for a lot of beekeepers,” vanEngelstorp said. “In some cases, it was a combination of Varroa and these malnourished, pesticide-exposed bees.”

Commercial bees pollinate dozens of crops, and though colonies can be replaced, continuing losses could soon render beekeeping economically unviable. Researchers are trying to breed more resilient bees,  but the combination of chemicals, nutrition and disease will likely prove insurmountable by genetic improvements alone, said Cox-Foster.

She said native pollinator habitat needs to be left intact or re-established; a field that goes unplanted, or a roadside left unmowed, can be thought of as insurance against commercial honeybee loss. Dennis vanEngelstorp recommended that, as a rule of thumb, 10 percent of land mass should be managed as pollinator havens.

Pesticides can also be used more carefully. Rather than being applied broadly, across entire fields and locales, they can be precisely targeted to outbreaks. Other unnecessary uses can be averted.

“Many entomologists and pest management professionals have been saying for years that there is no pest management justification for using these insecticides on virtually every crop grown in North America,” said Krupke. “Yet, the opposite trend is occurring.”

The honeybee catastrophe could also signal problems in other pollinator species, such as bumblebees and butterflies, that are not often studied.

“Thinking of honeybees as our canary in the coal mine, a monitor for environmental conditions, is very appropriate,” Cox-Foster said. “With honeybee colonies, you have the ability to open them up and see what’s going on. There are many other species needed for pollination, but with most of those, we don’t have the ability to see what’s happening.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 9, 2013 at 12:39am

Dead Birds Found in Danville & Pittsylvania County

Posted: May 08, 2013 5:18 PM ADT

Pittsylvania, Co., VA - The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has been bombarded with reports of dead bird sightings throughout the Southside. Most of the birds were found Tuesday in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Barbara Scott was shocked when her business's parking lot became a graveyard for more than 100 birds.

"That freaked me out," said Scott, manager of Penny-Wise Cleaners.

Scott says first she noticed feathers stuck to the front door, before she learned that was just the start.

"I was thinking this was crazy. How in the world did the bird fly into the door is what I was thinking," said Scott.

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries received several reports of dead birds littering that parking lot and a number of others throughout Danville and Pittsylvania County.

"It's kind of a rare occurrence for song birds to end up being found dead from a natural incident," said Dan Lovelace, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Still, Lovelace suspects the deaths can be attributed to the strong storms mixed with the bird's migration patterns.

"This time of year, the warblers and other birds are migrating at night so it's a good chance it is a weather related phenomena," said Lovelace. 

Lovelace explains they have no reason to believe the deaths were caused by a toxin and at this point, people should not be concerned.

"I feel better but there still there is the question of why, how?" said Scott.

While most of the birds have now been cleaned up from the lot, Scott just hopes this will never happen again. After all, she says it can't be good for business.

Lovelace collected several birds from different locations and sent them to a lab to be tested. He says he cannot know the exact cause of death until he gets those results back.

Comment by Carlos Ochoa on May 8, 2013 at 1:02am


ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) –

The spring weather brought with it something pretty unsightly near St. Paul. Hundreds of fish recently died in Beaver Lake, and many of them ended up all along the shoreline.

Fish kills are not unusual this time of year, but this one has Ramsey County officials worried. The fish died even though there is an aeration system in Beaver Lake.

Ruth Klabunde walks her dogs around the lake about three times a week. The first thing she noticed was the smell.

“This is a really fun little lake to walk around,” Klabunde said. “And the stench was kind of bad.”

And then Klabunde says she saw the source.

“This whole little bay area here was thick with dead fish,” she said.

When the ice finally went out on Beaver Lake a week and a half ago, it left behind schools upon schools of dead fish.

It’s estimated that more than 7,000 pounds of dead fish – mostly catfish, sunfish and bass – have been taken out of Beaver Lake. But what caused this unusually large fish kill is still a mystery.

Beaver Lake has an aeration pump that can be turned on when oxygen levels get low. Ramsey County turned the pump on in February, but it only reaches a small part of the lake.

Terry Noonan is a water resources manager for Ramsey County public works. He said the DNR stocks the lake with fish. But instead of reeling in panfish, they had to hire someone to pull them out by the truckload.

“For whatever reason this year the aeration system did not perform as we’d hoped,” Noonan said.

He thinks the cold spring and too many fish seeking oxygen caused Beaver Lake to go belly up.

“It could be that just so many fish accumulated in that relatively small area, that that’s a stresser in and of itself,” said Noonan.

The extent of the fish kill won’t be known until the DNR can get out and do some sampling. There are still fish in the lake, but Noonan said there is little doubt that this could temporarily hurt recreational fishing.

It’s possible the DNR may have to restock the lake if fish numbers get too low.


Comment by Derrick Johnson on May 7, 2013 at 10:21am

 ‘Mystery fish’ turns out to be 125-pound opah, a rare catch aboard Southern California half-day boat


Anglers and crew aboard a Southern California half-day boat were astonished last week to see what the captain had reeled from the depths: a stunningly gorgeous moon-shaped denizen with a speckled body and bright-red fins.

It was an opah, a species more commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical waters much farther offshore. Opah catches are rare off California, and extremely rare in coastal waters. To have landed one of these pelagic beauties from a half-day boat, within view of the shore, might be unprecedented.   

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 7, 2013 at 2:50am

Tons of dead fish floating on German lake is a puzzle for experts

Published: May 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

ILMENAU, Germany, May 6 (UPI) -- Officials say they are still trying to determine the cause of a fish kill that left 25 tons of dead carp floating on a lake in Eastern Germany.

Dead silver carp started dying and floating belly up on the surface of the Heyda lake in Thuringia in mid-April, reported Monday.

No sign of bacteria or infection was found in tests performed on the fish showed, officials said, and only relatively mature silver carp were dying.

Poisonous algae is a common killer of fish, but officials said there no obvious signs of it although the lake water would be tested daily to monitor any changes.

Volunteers using boats have been scooping the dead fish from the lake near the town of Ilmenau while both local residents and experts remain baffled as to a possible cause, said.

Regulators Investigating Second Fish Kill in Two Weeks in Harlan County Creek

For the second time in two weeks, fish have been found dead in an eastern Kentucky creek, and state regulators aren’t sure what factors are to blame for the fish kill.

This time, hundreds of dead fish were found in Catrons Creek, in Harlan County. The dead fish range from more than a foot long to minnows.

But no one knows what caused the fish kill yet. People living near the creek reported seeing black water, and the culprit could be some kind of discharge of chemicals upstream from a coal mine or other industry.

"It’s looking like there’s something discharging, some kind of contaminant in the water," Division of Fish and Wildlife officer Steve Combs said. "We don’t have any evidence of that, because by the time people call us and we get people there to take samples, a lot of time it’s flushed out."

There was also no sign of a toxic algae bloom, which can be caused by excess nutrients in the water.

Now, regulators are waiting for the results of water tests to try to determine what’s to blame for the fish kill. They’ve tested for volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, dissolved oxygen and pH, and should have the results in about two weeks.

Dead Fish Discovered In Ohio Lake Result Of Temperature Change

Monday May 6, 2013 4:41 PM
UPDATED: Monday May 6, 2013 4:47 PM
dead fish photo

There have been several reports concerning dead fish that have been found along Delaware Lake.

Officials have now provided an explanation as to why they are dying.

A photo was taken earlier on Monday, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said there is no need to worry about the water quality being a cause for the fish kill.

It is not unusual for the fish, which are called Gizzard Shad, to die when the water temperature quickly changes from cold to warm.

The ODNR says that not all the fish die, but many of them do during this time of year.

Comment by Howard on May 3, 2013 at 3:16am

Massive Fish Kill in Florida Lagoon (May 2)

Thousands of dead fish were reported Thursday afternoon on the west bank of the Indian River Lagoon about a mile north of the Martin-St. Lucie county line near Indian River Drive and Mockingbird Lane.

Tony DiChristofaro of Stuart, said he saw “thousands and thousands of dead fish coming ashore” about 2 p.m. Thursday as he was walking along the lagoon beach.

DiChristofaro said the dead fish extended along the shoreline for about a mile.

“They were still coming in,” he said, “but some of them looked like they’d been there for several hours.”

Kevin Baxter, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission lab in St. Petersburg Baxter said samples of the dead fish will be collected Friday.

“At this point we don’t know what could be the cause,” Baxter said. “We should be able to have the samples analyzed early next week. We won’t know more until then.”

At high tide early Thursday evening, hundreds of dead fish — all silver mullet, each 4 to 5 inches long — could be seen along the west lagoon shoreline.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 1, 2013 at 7:00am

Mysterious Dead Fish at Eagles Mere Lake

Posted on: 6:57 pm, April 30, 2013

EAGLES MERE — Dead fish found at one of our area’s most pristine lakes has caught the attention of state officials. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commission is trying to find out what caused the dead fish to wash ashore at Eagles Mere Lake in Sullivan County.

In these clear blue waters in Sullivan County, dozens and dozens of dead fish have been floating to the surface. Mostly sunfish, trout and bass have been found dead. Some people who work in the Eagles Mere lake community say it’s more than fishy.

“It`s scary because people fish out of there, there`s kids in here in the summertime,” said Brittany Mapes of Forksville.

Doug Rider is a realtor in Eagles Mere and says he walked by the lake just this past week and didn’t notice the dead fish. He isn’t too concerned just yet.

“When I heard about it it was surprising to me, but I have heard in the past that after the lake turns, the ice melts that the oxygen level is a little low for the fish,” said Rider.

Maintenance crews have been combing the beach and shallow waters for the dead fish and burying them a short distance away in the woods. They contacted the Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Officials with the Fish and Boat Commission say they can`t say for certain what`s causing all of these dead fish to turn up here at Eagles Mere Lake, but they will be investigating.

DEP officials told Newswatch 16 “The department has been told that there were about 40 dead fish found today, many of which were sunfish, in Eagles Mere Lake. At this point, we have no reason to believe the kill was caused by any pollution entering the lake.”

The Fish and Boat Commission does not think the dead fish were caused by low oxygen levels in the lake. The commission is now asking to do more tests on the lake water.

“Hopefully it is something that can be fixed very soon and that it is just the fish and not anything else,” said Mapes.

Whatever the cause, residents are sure this lake-based community will move quick to fix any problems.

“And it`s something that we would definitely look at and move forward and rectify if there is any situation,” said Rider.

Officials with the Fish and Boat Commission say they’ll be having one of the dead fish from Eagles Mere Lake analyzed to help determine the cause

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 29, 2013 at 2:37am


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Port Arthur resident Lara Comeaux says over the course of just two days she and her neighbors have found at least 7 dead birds in their yards along Shady Cove Lane.

"We've never had anything like this before, maybe a baby bird falling out of a nest in the front once or twice, but never birds just falling out of the sky," Comeaux told 12News Friday afternoon.
Comeaux and her neighbors have no idea what's killing them.
"I looked at the first one and it wasn't messed with, there weren't feathers everywhere, so I'm like 'Ok the dog didn't get the bird'," Comeaux said.
Comeaux says she immediately picked up two in her front yard and threw them in a garbage bag to keep them away from her dog and her 3 kids.
"I have children who play outside running through the yards, I don't know what they could pick up and bring in."
Port Arthur Animal Control Supervisor Anthony Mitchell says Comeaux has a reason to be concerned.
"They (birds) carry many parasites, they carry all kinds of little vermin around with them, but that doesn't actually cause them to just drop out of the sky," said Mitchell.
Mitchell says it's too early to determine what is causing the deaths.
Comeaux just wants the mystery to be over.
"Investigate it, find out why these birds are dropping dead in our area... because if it's a health concern I would like to know," Comeaux said.
Mitchell says he visited the neighborhood late Friday afternoon and collected the birds. He says he will wait to hear from the Port Arthur Health Department before he either disposes of them or sends them off for testing.  



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