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Several dozen Canada geese along western Lake Erie's shoreline have recently died or are presumed dead while others have become so sick they cannot hold up their heads, fly, or maintain control of their motor functions.
"They will fall out of the sky and have trouble staying upright," said Dave Sherman, a biologist at the Crane Creek Wildlife Research Station the Ohio Department of Natural Resources operates in Ottawa County.
"They're throwing their heads back. They're losing all balance and literally almost all back-somersault and have a seizure,"
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
I had asked a few pages back a question of just how far away from the epic zone of quakes could gases be released up the Madrid Fault line.............
I reported that a dozen or so geese had "fallen" from the sky and it was baffling the officials........
Now they are reporting over 200 geese are dead and many others sick..........
At least 200 geese have died for unknown reasons along the southwestern shores of Lake Erie while others are struggling to hold their heads up, stay upright and fly, Ohio officials said on Friday.
Don't hold your breath for the government to come out and tell us that "gases" are being released along the Madrid Fault line.................
If other bird deaths are found this weekend..............we should take it as a "warning"
Originally posted by Tephra
It's not some standard illness killing the birds. It's a magnetic anomaly. The ones who survived are suffering from loss of equilibrium.
Originally posted by billxam
Happens all the time, it's perfectly normal for ducks and geese to fall out of the sky. During hunting season!
Can't wait to see the disinformation on this one.
Perfectly normal, nothing to see, move along. [/quote
Good one. I personally think duck hunters should put down their guns...save money on ammo, and use fish nets to just run around and catch'em as they fall. (jk)
Wildlife officials say they have no idea what is killing thousands of ducks and geese along Lake Erie and the Maumee River. When they first discovered the trend a few weeks ago, only a few birds were infected. As of Friday, around 200 birds have been linked to the mystery illness. Infected birds simply throw their heads back and lose their motor skills before they die. No one knows how far it could spread. "This may be something that's not at all going to affect people, but it may be, and we need to figure it out to know what's going on," said Nature's Nursery's Laura Zitzelberger. So far, labs tests confirm that the birds did not die of the avian flu. State wildlife officials say they may never know what is causing the deaths, but that it could be a natural occurrence.
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
Sounds like what I think killed my rooster, Mareks disease, also known as range paralysis. He seemed sick for a couple weeks, but could get around well enough, then he started having trouble with his legs. After paralysis set in he was dead within 48 hours.