But when I clicked on the link, this is what popped up:Peculiar Geese Deaths Baffle Wildlife Officials Toledo BladeWhile the recent worldwide bird, fish, crustacean and amphibian die-offs reported over the past several months aren't mentioned in this report by staff writer Tom Henry, many readers are sure to wonder if there is a connection with the strange malady that has left Canada geese and some mallards dead or dying along the western shore of Lake Erie. Dead or dying birds, mostly Canada geese, have been found as far east as Vermilion, OH,...
The same thing happened several weeks ago when reports of bird die-offs in Manitoba came in, right after the Arkansas bird deaths over New Year's. Unconfirmed story of bird deaths in Manitoba, no verifiable links.
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Not to worry however; a glitch, because Googling brought up several links. Like this one that the Anomalist refered to: Peculiar geese deaths baffle wildlife officials: Ailment afflicting birds around Lake Erie
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.
State wildlife investigators are stumped, awaiting word on tests that a national wildlife laboratory in Wisconsin has been doing on some of the dead birds.
"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.
This has been going on in the area for a few weeks. Many birds dying:
"They're throwing their heads back. They're losing all balance and literally almost all back-somersault and have a seizure," according to Laura Zitzelberger, operations director at Nature's Nursery. At least eight or nine of about a dozen geese that were brought to Nature's Nursery either died or had to be euthanized.Very sad. But some birds have recovered and are alive, according to the article.
As with other die-offs, wildlife authorities don't have an explanation for these deaths.