Is this the TV show Flash Forward in real life? Wildlife officials in Arkansas remain stumped after thousands of dead blackbirds fell from the sky in Beebe.
Workers were trying to collect between 4,000 and 5,000 birds which started dropping from the sky on New Year’s Eve and continued into Saturday.
“It could be weather-related or possibly stress-related,” says Keith Stephens, a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “There were some fireworks shot off at midnight and it is possible that the birds were on their roost and stressed so bad that it could have killed them.”
So far, dead birds have been found on rooftops and in trees and yards and will be sent to Little Rock and Madison, Wisconsin for testing.
Stephens says it might also be possible that hail or lightning may have injured the dead birds but so far he hasn’t seen any signs of injuries.
There were also strong winds and tornadoes in Arkansas on New Year’s Eve.
Maybe ABC shouldn’t have cancelled Flash Forward after all.
Image: AP / The Daily Citizen, Warren Watkins
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