The Internet has been abuzz with the reports of more than one thousand dead birds falling from the sky in Arkansas, near the town of Beebe. So far no explanation has been given for this phenomena. Poisoning, however, has been ruled out. And there is some suggestion that the event may have been caused by lightning, high altitude hail, or fireworks.
A similar event occurred in Esperance, Australia in January 6th 2007, causing the area to be declared a natural disaster zone. As in the this instance, no explanation was ever given. Though in this case authorities pointed to a “mysterious toxin”. Although some researchers suggested the event may have been caused by bird flu.
Although initially it appears these events differ in specifics, a causal link could develop in the coming days.