200 Crows DEAD from Flu Virus and Truck Collissions

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West bend, Wisconsin  – January 6, 2013  –  Crow dies from eagle attack, flu virus, truck collision?

Eagles have been active in Wisconsin

Eagles have been active in Wisconsin

A recent study has found over 200 dead crows near West Bend, WI., and there was concern that they may have died from the Avian Flu virus or from active Eagles in the area.

A bird pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and he confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu, to everyone’s relief.

Crows were falling from the sky

Crows were falling from the sky

However, he was also able to determine that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with large trucks, and only 2% were killed by car impact.

The state hired an ornithological behaviorist to determine the disproportionate percentages for the large truck versus car kills.

The ornithological behaviorist determined the cause in short order.

When crows eat road kill, they always set-up a look-out crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger.

His conclusion was that the lookout crow could always say, “Cah!”  but he could never say, “Truck!”

Now you know.

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