posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 01:28 AM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
A car killed them all? lol.... Now that is creative. It beats swamp gas and ball lightning .... but then, how precisely WOULD they explain this? I
believe a couple past incidents just gave up and left it at guesswork under a big 'we dunno for sure'. However... with this?
(Link from original OP)
A count of the birds on the scene stopped at around 50, when not even half of the visible birds were tallied. Perhaps dozens more were scattered
in a nearby field, which was flooded from the recent rainfall. As far as 60 yards from the main site of the birds, individual starlings were
What did the car do? Drive back and forth and out into the field? The birds must have been very depressed to keep running into the car repeatedly and
all over the place like that.
I've seen my share of bird strikes in my years of driving a truck. I've nailed a few myself, in fact. ONE...they don't just plop down, pretty as
you please with no visible damage to them. They kinda pop into a little cloud of feathers and what does land ...isn't clean like the pictures there.
You also don't get a whole flock of at least 50..and the article states as many as 300...all hit in one big mass. Heck, the car would look worse than
they did. I don't know how they figure that story works
edit on 2-1-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
They don't give a real count, though, of birds not in sight. A "nearby field" could be right beside the road, and badly injured birds might make
it there. The kids on site could have moved some into that other area, farther out, too, since we are told kids were kicking them off the road. Some
curious ones might have picked up a few, to take a closer look. If a flock did fly in the path of a speeding car (and some people do speed in
residential areas), then it's possible. That said, yes, the car would show some damage. They know from a witness it was a white car, and it's
possible that car will show up for repairs someplace soon. Of course, hitting birds isn't a crime, if the birds flew in front of the car, so the
local authorities might not even be looking.
The count, though...."perhaps dozens more"....that's not a precise number. Perhaps a handful, perhaps 24-ish. Unless they give a more precise
number, I won't take that comment as anything but speculation.
Of course, there is another possibility. Something else could have killed them, and the car could have gone through as they were falling. If that's
the case, maybe the driver saw something that would help. Only problem there is, the PETA nuts would be after them, blaming them for the whole thing.
We will probably never know.