Can someone point me to an article that supports the idea of 120 elk dropping dead over night from the same disease? I've always been led to believe that sick animals naturally seek solace rather than bunch together when they die, unless they have quite a sophisticated social structure ala Elephants?
Terrifying? Ok, if you say so...
While I'm leaning towards a disease being the culprit there could also be a contaminant involved. Humans dump lots of things they shouldn't into the environment.
In my area (in south France) we are having something strange happen this week too. Animals are being found dead everywhere, and they don't know why.
The last three days they've been finding dead wild boar, sheep, goats and deer.
I noticed they are all hooved animals so far. But it has every one in a panic. We're afraid to drink the water. I am afraid for my pets.
I just wondered if there might be something in common with this event.
I am thinking that with all of the strange weather, what if they were all victims of a some kind of lightning or electrical discharge of some sort from the sky. That is one thing that would be sudden and could affect a whole group of animals at once. I was thinking at first that maybe some quick flash-flood type storm filled their watering hole with toxic runoff in concentrations high enough to kill them off but that is a lot to account for at one time. Perhaps a toxicology report will be made available in the near future to rule that out.
So, crop circle and Aliens aside, as I see no evidence of either, these are my 2 best guesses.
maybe it was them humans with boards...deep in the night when they were trying to make the circles...some of the elk got in the way. The rampant humans went "overboard" with the boards...