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A couple of wildlife mysteries cropped up in Obion County over the weekend.
Scattered on and alongside South First Street at the city limit marker in Union City were more than 70 bird carcasses Monday morning.
About 23 dead birds were found flattened on the roadway near Union City’s welcome sign and another 48 dead birds were scattered on the east side of the roadway.
Source: WSMV Channel 4 - Nashville NBC Station
Now, more than 100 dead birds were recently found in Wilson County, causing the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to investigate.
“We searched the adjoining fields and everywhere else, and there are no other birds except in this one very localized area,” said Hooper. “The birds have definitely been dead 5 or 6 days."
Brasel says she didn't suspect illness because all the starlings were at a good weight and appeared to be, for the most part, healthy. She planned to send some of the bodies to South Dakota State University for testing, until she got a phone call from officials with the United States Department of Agriculture that solved the mystery
"They said they had poisoned the birds about 10 miles south of Yankton, and they were surprised they came to Yankton like they did," said Brasel.