October 30, 2013 at 1:50 am #836MikeKeymaster
These animal deaths are continuing, and with greater frequency. NO
media is connecting the stories, which I’m sure does not surprise
any of us.
These are extremely ‘telling’ indicators of something seriously
I will be using many of these AP article in our production on Public
Access, but it will be some time before the show actually goes to
In the between time, it would be great if others members could move
some of this into the public forum, it’s only a suggestion.
Best to you all,
State Investigating Mysterious Deaths Of Brunswick Geese
POSTED: 10:38 am EDT July 14, 2005
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Geese droppings make a mess, but geese dropping
dead make a mystery. The Department of Natural Resources is
investigating the mysterious deaths of at least 16 geese at one
“It’s something terrible,” resident Tammy Bechtold said. “Their
heads jerk (and they) can’t walk straight. Most are dying in the
At first glance, the gaggle of geese currently roaming the pond look
healthy, but so did 16 others before something odd happened.
Bechtold was the first person in the Brunswick development to notice
the problem when she found two dead geese.
“They had babies, and babies were chirping or crying, wanting their
parents,” she said.
But it wasn’t until the next day when six more geese died — and
seven more the day after — that she started to pay attention. A few
residents told Channel 4’s Scott Johnson that the geese are an
annoyance and that somebody might be killing them intentionally,
which is why the state of Georgia is now investigating.
“It’s something I haven’t seen before,” wildlife biologist David
Mixon said. “I don’t know what’s killing them.”
Mixon sent four of the dead geese to the University of Georgia for
testing. He said it is bizarre that whatever is causing the geese to
die is not affecting other animals in the development.
“There’s also domestic geese and ducks, and they’re not exhibiting
any mortality,” Mixon said.
Neighbors are now anxiously waiting for the lab results to find an
answer to this mystery.
“A lot of us are animal lovers and we’re worried the rest will die,”
Bechtold said. “They’re dropping like flies.”
Copyright 2005 by News4Jax.com. All rights reserved.
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