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Mysterious animal deaths spook Arkansas

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Mysterious animal deaths spook Arkansas


After birds dropping from the sky it is now fish going belly up in their thousands in Arkansas.

Around 100,000 fish have been found dead between the Ozark dam and the Highway 109 bridge, after as many as 5,000 red-winged blackbirds inexplicably fell from the skies over Beebe which is just over 100 miles away northeast of Little Rock.

“I immediately called my mom because I had to go to work. I said you have to come and get the kids and the dog because I don’t know what’s going on. People are walking around in masks and I’m wondering do we need the same thing because what makes that happen for them to drop out of the sky like that?” said one anxious mother.

In each case just one species was killed, although a few ducks were also found dead, seemingly ruling out any mass poisoning or toxic accident.

“Nobody knows, I asked these guys who are out there picking them up and they don’t seem to know anything, no-one does. It just kind of freaked everyone out,” said one resident.

Until test can be completed, the cause of the deaths remains a mystery.

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