A News On 6 viewer became concerned Wednesday after shopping at a Broken Arrow Walmart Neighborhood Market when she said she saw hundreds of dead birds strewn across the parking lot.
“There were about 60-70 around each tree base, plus the ones starting up at the front of the store and going back along the sidewalk, so there were about 300 birds total,” a whitness said.
County and state experts say severe weather is to blame. One theory is the lightning and thunder scared the birds out of the trees, causing them to fly or blow back into the trees or brick building. The other idea is the birds were so soaked with rain, they died from hypothermia.
Experts say these birds pose no real disease threat. News On 6 found a pest removal service on the scene, bagging up the last of the birds baking on the ground. State wildlife experts say bird die-offs are common after severe weather. (NewsOn6)
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