Reports Of Dead Birds And Fish Still Coming In
Wednesday, January 05 2011
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- Wildlife experts are yet to explain why 100 tons of sardines, croaker and catfish have turned up dead in the past week near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A government report that may reveal the cause of death is expected to be released today.
The news from South America comes on the heels of five-thousand dead birds falling from the sky in Arkansas on New Years Eve.
Added to the animal weirdness -- another 500 birds were found dead close to a highway north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a Gilbertsville, Kentucky woman found dozens of dead birds in her front yard, with more dead birds discovered at nearby Murray State University.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of dead fish have washed ashore along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland in just the past two weeks.
And up to 100-thousand dead or dying drum fish have appeared recently on the shores of the Arkansas River.