June 29, 2011 - Texans are observing hundreds of dead birds
on an East Texas
bridge, in accordance to a breaking report by KLTV
in Tyler. This latest discovery compounds the mystery of recent noted discoveries of dozens, hundreds, even 1000's of dead birds and fish documented in the southern United States as nicely as dead wildlife reports in other parts of the world this week.
Around 200 birds were found dead on a Hwy 155 bridge over the Lake O' the Pines, this early morning.
The trigger of death of the birds recognized as American Coots is unfamiliar. Lake O' the Pines
is located on Large Cypress Creek in the Cypress River Basin, 25 miles northeast of Longview.
Experts originally contacted by KLTV
regarded as the big range of dead birds noticed on an east Texas
bridge to most probably be a natural occurrence in the area. KLTV
updated their report with details from Texas
Parks and Wildlife Department's Media Communication Director, Tom Harvey, who states it is not uncommon to see dozens of dead birds on this bridge.
The Corps of Engineers office at Lake O' the Pines
reports that they are not sure why kills like this occur, but they feel it most likely that the birds get hit and killed by motor automobiles even though walking, roosting or flying on and around the bridge. Greg Conley, from the Corp of Engineers, recalls seeing a comparable circumstance involving many dead birds on bridges and roadways close to Lake Fork. He considers this incident to be unrelated to the Arkansas predicament.