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Dozens of dead birds found on Swedish street

Veterinarians suspect disease or poisoning

Between 50 and 100 black jackdaw birds were found dead by police in the snowy residential streets of Falkoeping, Sweden this week, mirroring the New Year’s Eve incident where 3,000 dead birds fell over Beebe, Arkansas. Veterinarians told a Swedish radio program that they suspect the birds fell victim to disease or poisoning. The deaths of the birds in Arkansas are not yet explained, though officials initially suspected violent hail storms or New Year’s Eve fireworks may have killed the flock.

BBC News

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